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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1867–1871

Modification of the formulas for third-order aberration coefficients

Antonı́n Mikš  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 19, Issue 9, pp. 1867-1871 (2002)

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New parameters for calculation of third-order aberration coefficients (Seidel aberration coefficients) are introduced. The formulas for Seidel aberration coefficients are linear in these new variables. With these new variables it is possible to calculate the shape and the refractive index of the glass of the individual lenses of the optical system, which was not possible before.

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OCIS Codes
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(080.3620) Geometric optics : Lens system design
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design

Original Manuscript: November 28, 2001
Revised Manuscript: February 19, 2002
Manuscript Accepted: April 9, 2002
Published: September 1, 2002

Antonı́n Mikš, "Modification of the formulas for third-order aberration coefficients," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 1867-1871 (2002)

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