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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1988
  • pp: 333–335

Optical system defect propagation in ABCD systems

W. G. McKinley, H. T. Yura, and S. G. Hanson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 5, pp. 333-335 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.13.000333


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Abstract

We describe how optical system defects (tilt/jitter, decenter, and despace) propagate through an arbitrary paraxial optical system that can be described by an ABCD ray transfer matrix. A pedagogical example is given that demonstrates the effect of alignment errors on a typical optical system.

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History
Original Manuscript: October 20, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: February 11, 1988
Published: May 1, 1988

Citation
W. G. McKinley, H. T. Yura, and S. G. Hanson, "Optical system defect propagation in ABCD systems," Opt. Lett. 13, 333-335 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-13-5-333


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