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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 2012
  • pp: 7883–7886

Third-order aberration coefficients of a thick lens

Antonin Mikš and Jiří Novák  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 33, pp. 7883-7886 (2012)

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In this paper, formulas are described for the calculation of the third-order aberration (Seidel) coefficients for a thick lens in air. The explicit analytic dependence of individual aberration coefficients on a lens thickness is presented. Such formulas make it possible to analyze an influence of the lens thickness on lens aberration properties and the replacement of a thick lens optical system by a thin lens model.

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OCIS Codes
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design
(080.1005) Geometric optics : Aberration expansions

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: August 17, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 13, 2012
Published: November 16, 2012

Antonin Mikš and Jiří Novák, "Third-order aberration coefficients of a thick lens," Appl. Opt. 51, 7883-7886 (2012)

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