This paper discusses a method for calculating the deviations of the coordinates of a ray on an arbitrary surface of an optical system when the design parameters of the preceding surface are perturbed. The method imposes no restrictions on the symmetry class of the system.
© 2012 OSA
Original Manuscript: October 27, 2011
Published: May 30, 2012
A. A. Shekhonin, A. V. Ivanov, L. I. Przhevalinskiĭ, and T. I. Zhukova, "An analytical method for estimating how the design parameters affect the characteristics of optical systems," J. Opt. Technol. 79, 277-282 (2012)