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Optical Engineering

Large Spherical Aberration
Author(s): Phillip Peterson; Joseph M. Geary
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Paper Abstract

Experimental and theoretical diffraction intensities are studied for large spherical aberrations ranging from 5X to 50X. In addition, diffractive and geometric rms spot sizes are compared. The experiments and analysis show that for large spherical aberrations there is a core near-axis intensity region that is independent of the aperture radius. This is verified by a stationary phase expansion of the diffraction intearals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1986
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 25(12) 251287 doi: 10.1117/12.7974000
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 25, Issue 12
Show Author Affiliations
Phillip Peterson, Air Force Weapons Laboratory (United States)
Joseph M. Geary, Air Force Weapons Laboratory (United States)

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