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Axially astigmatic surfaces: different types and their properties
Author(s): Daniel Malacara-Doblado; Daniel Malacara-Hernandez; Jorge L. Garcia-Marquez
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Paper Abstract

Axially astigmatic surfaces have different curvatures in orthogonal diameters. Toroidal and spherocylindrical optical surfaces are two mathematically different special cases of axially astigmatic surfaces as noted by Menchaca and Malacara (1986), but they are almost identical in the vicinity of the optical axis. The difference between these two surfaces increases when the distance to the optical axis increases. We study the general properties of astigmatic surfaces and some special interesting cases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1996
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 35(12) doi: 10.1117/1.601102
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 35, Issue 12
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Daniel Malacara-Doblado, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Optica, A.C. (Mexico)
Daniel Malacara-Hernandez, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Optica, A.C. (Mexico)
Jorge L. Garcia-Marquez, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Optica, A.C. (Mexico)

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