Zernike polynomials have been widely used to describe the aberrations in wavefront sensing of the eye. The Zernike coefficients are often computed under different aperture sizes. For the sake of comparison, the same aperture diameter is required. Since no standard aperture size is available for reporting the results, it is important to develop a technique for converting the Zernike coefficients obtained from one aperture size to another size. By investigating the properties of Zernike polynomials, we propose a general method for establishing the relationship between two sets of Zernike coefficients computed with different aperture sizes.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Optical Design and Fabrication
Original Manuscript: November 16, 2005
Revised Manuscript: February 15, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 2, 2006
Vol. 1, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
Huazhong Shu, Limin Luo, Guoniu Han, and Jean-Louis Coatrieux, "General method to derive the relationship between two sets of Zernike coefficients corresponding to different aperture sizes," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 1960-1966 (2006)