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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1490–1504

Multinodal fifth-order optical aberrations of optical systems without rotational symmetry: the comatic aberrations

Kevin P. Thompson  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 27, Issue 6, pp. 1490-1504 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.27.001490


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Abstract

Building on an earlier work on the nodal aberration theory of the 3rd-order aberrations [ J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 22, 1389 (2005) ] and the first paper in this series on the nodal aberration theory of higher-order aberrations [ J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 26, 1090 (2009) ], this paper continues the derivation and presentation of the intrinsic, characteristic, often multinodal geometry for each type/family of the 3rd- and 5th-order optical aberrations as categorized by parallel developments for rotationally symmetric optics. The first paper in this series on the higher-order terms developed the nodal properties of the spherical aberration family, including W 060 , W 240 M , and W 242 , and for completeness 7th-order spherical aberration W 080 . This second paper in the series develops and presents the intrinsic, characteristic, often multinodal properties of the family of comatic aberrations through 5th order, specifically W 151 , W 331 M , and W 333 [field-linear, 5th-order aperture coma; field-cubed, 3rd-order aperture coma; and field-cubed, elliptical coma (a 3rd-order in aperture 5th-order vector aberration)]. This paper will present the first derivations of trinodal aberrations by the author.

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OCIS Codes
(080.1010) Geometric optics : Aberrations (global)
(220.1140) Optical design and fabrication : Alignment
(080.4035) Geometric optics : Mirror system design

History
Original Manuscript: March 29, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 31, 2010
Published: May 27, 2010

Citation
Kevin P. Thompson, "Multinodal fifth-order optical aberrations of optical systems without rotational symmetry: the comatic aberrations," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 27, 1490-1504 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-27-6-1490

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