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Optical Engineering

Role of aberrations in the relative illumination of a lens system
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Paper Abstract

Several factors impact the light irradiance and relative illumination produced by a lens system at its image plane. In addition to cosine-fourth-power radiometric law, image and pupil aberrations and light vignetting also count. We use an irradiance transport equation to derive a closed form solution that provides insight into how individual aberration terms affect the light irradiance and relative illumination. The theoretical results are in agreement with real ray tracing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 November 2016
PDF: 12 pages
Opt. Eng. 55(11) 115105 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.55.11.115105
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 55, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
Dmitry Reshidko, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Jose Sasian, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)


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