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.
© 2012 OSA
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)