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Caustics in a meridional plane produced by plano-convex conic lenses.
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PMID:  22193275     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We study the formation of caustic surfaces formed in both convex-plano and plano-convex conic lenses by considering a plane wave incident on the lens along the optical axis. By using the caustic formulas and a paraxial approximation, we derive analytic expressions to evaluate the spherical aberration to the third order, and a formula to reduce this aberration is provided. Furthermore, we apply the formulas to evaluate the circle of least confusion for a positive lens as a function of all parameters involved in the process of refraction through the conic lenses.
Maximino Avendaño-Alejo; Dulce González-Utrera; Luis Castañeda
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, image science, and vision     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1520-8532     ISO Abbreviation:  J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
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Created Date:  2011-12-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9800943     Medline TA:  J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2619-28     Citation Subset:  IM    
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