We consider imaging properties embedded in the point eikonal for first-order asymmetric optical systems. We provide geometrical interpretations for the coefficients of the eikonal functions and proceed to show that there exist differential relations between them. The differentials are computed with respect to the position of the reference planes in the object or image spaces.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 1, 2003
Manuscript Accepted: July 23, 2003
Published: December 1, 2003
Jacob Rubinstein and Gershon Wolansky, "Differential relations for the imaging coefficients of asymmetric systems," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 20, 2365-2369 (2003)