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  • Vol. 79, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2012
  • pp: 261–265

Interrelation of the aberrations of a broad pencil of rays

E. V. Ermolaeva, V. A. Zverev, and I. N. Timoshchuk  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Technology, Vol. 79, Issue 5, pp. 261-265 (2012)

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This paper presents a derivation of the relationships that determine the magnitude and character of the change of the meridional and sagittal coma of an image as a function of the magnitude and character of the change of the spherical aberration and the deviation from the sine condition in any zone of a pencil of light rays that form an image. The derivation is based on the properties of a light tube and the geometrical relationships that determine the ray path in an optical system.

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Original Manuscript: October 13, 2011
Published: May 30, 2012

E. V. Ermolaeva, V. A. Zverev, and I. N. Timoshchuk, "Interrelation of the aberrations of a broad pencil of rays," J. Opt. Technol. 79, 261-265 (2012)

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