We derive equations for defocus and primary spherical wave aberration coefficients caused by a shift in image plane of a perfect optical system. The spherical aberration equation is accurate at describing changes in the spherical aberration of an aberrated schematic eye.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Vision, Color, and Visual Optics
Original Manuscript: March 3, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 25, 2006
Vol. 1, Iss. 12 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
George Smith, David A. Atchison, and Sergio Barbero, "Effect of defocus on on-axis wave aberration of a centered optical system," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 2686-2689 (2006)