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Fifth-order field aberration coefficients for an optical surface of rotational symmetry.
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PMID:  20111179     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The approximate formulas for the principal ray parameters, such as directional cosines and heights of incidence, as well as for the paraxial sagittal quantities h(s) and H (s) have been expressed by paraxial quantities and Seidel aberrations to fifth-order accuracy. On the basis of these relations an expression for the sagittal radius of curvature r(s), (for a given y ) has been obtained. These quantities are used to derive fifth-order field aberration coefficients for arbitrary surfaces of rotational symmetry by using the wave aberration formula for sagittal focus {M. Gaj, Opt. Spectrosk. 21, 373 (1966) [Opt. Spectrosc. 21, 209 (1966)]}. The resulting expression has four terms. The first one depends only on asphericity and tends to equal zero when the surface becomes spherical. The second is a disturbance term and disappears in the Seidel region. The third and fourth terms may be treated as a generalization of the Petzval curvature and of the Seidel astigmatism, respectively. The limits of the terms, when h tends to zero, has been examined.
M Gaj
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied optics     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0003-6935     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Opt     Publication Date:  1971 Jul 
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Created Date:  2010-01-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0247660     Medline TA:  Appl Opt     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1642-7     Citation Subset:  -    
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