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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

  • Vol. 20, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1–10

Wide-field compensation of monochromatic eye aberrations: expected performance and design trade-offs

Salvador Bará and Rafael Navarro  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 20, Issue 1, pp. 1-10 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.20.000001


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Abstract

The optical quality of the human eye varies across the visual field. Hence an exact compensation of the eye aberration for a given field point can give rise to a less-than-optimum compensation in neighboring field regions. We have studied some aspects of this problem and present here an approach to design wide-field (<10°) optically thin correcting elements, e.g., phase plates, deformable mirrors, and liquid-crystal displays. Their expected performance is assessed using actual eye aberration data. Particular attention is given to the design of elements providing a minimum averaged rms residual aberration and those providing a nearly uniform rms residual aberration across a given field.

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OCIS Codes
(080.3620) Geometric optics : Lens system design
(220.1000) Optical design and fabrication : Aberration compensation
(330.4460) Vision, color, and visual optics : Ophthalmic optics and devices
(330.5370) Vision, color, and visual optics : Physiological optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 7, 2002
Revised Manuscript: July 25, 2002
Manuscript Accepted: August 13, 2002
Published: January 1, 2003

Citation
Salvador Bará and Rafael Navarro, "Wide-field compensation of monochromatic eye aberrations: expected performance and design trade-offs," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 20, 1-10 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-20-1-1

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