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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 11 — May. 21, 2012
  • pp: 11652–11658

Third-order aberration fields of pupil decentered optical systems

Jian Wang, Banghui Guo, Qiang Sun, and Zhenwu Lu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 11, pp. 11652-11658 (2012)

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By introducing a transformed pupil vector into the aberration expansions of an axially symmetric optical system, the aberration coefficients through third order of a pupil decentered off-axis optical system are obtained. Nodal aberration characteristics are revealed only by means of the pupil decentration vector and the aberration coefficients of the axially symmetric system, which shows great convenience since parameters of individual surface such as radius of curvature, decenter as well as the shifted center of the aberration field are not used in the analysis.

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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: March 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 19, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 23, 2012
Published: May 7, 2012

Jian Wang, Banghui Guo, Qiang Sun, and Zhenwu Lu, "Third-order aberration fields of pupil decentered optical systems," Opt. Express 20, 11652-11658 (2012)

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