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  • Editor: Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 20 — Sep. 29, 2008
  • pp: 15655–15670

Aberration fields of a combination of plane symmetric systems

Lori B. Moore, Anastacia M. Hvisc, and Jose Sasian  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 20, pp. 15655-15670 (2008)

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By generalizing the wave aberration function to include plane symmetric systems, we describe the aberration fields for a combination of plane symmetric systems. The combined system aberration coefficients for the fields of spherical aberration, coma, astigmatism, defocus and distortion depend on the individual aberration coefficients and the orientations of the individual plane symmetric component systems. The aberration coefficients can be used to calculate the locations of the field nodes for the different types of aberration, including coma, astigmatism, defocus and distortion. This work provides an alternate view for combining aberrations in optical systems.

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OCIS Codes
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(080.1005) Geometric optics : Aberration expansions

ToC Category:
Geometric optics

Original Manuscript: May 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 19, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 30, 2008
Published: September 19, 2008

Lori B. Moore, Anastacia M. Hvisc, and Jose Sasian, "Aberration fields of a combination of plane symmetric systems," Opt. Express 16, 15655-15670 (2008)

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