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Vector aberration theory on a spreadsheet: analysis of tilted and decentered systems
Author(s): Theodore S. Turner
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Paper Abstract

The third-order vector aberration theory developed by Roland Shack, and later extended to fifth order by Kevin Thompson, is adapted to a personal computer spreadsheet program. Several examples are given to illustrate the ease of application of this approach to the analysis, and in some cases optimization, of a variety of tilted and decentered systems. These include an afocal pupil relay system using three off-axis parabolas, a similar system where the third parabola is replaced by an off-axis ellipse, and a tilted component IR lens. The results of the spreadsheet analyses are compared with similar results obtained from a commercial lens design program.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 December 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1752, Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering II, (10 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.130730
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Theodore S. Turner, S. Systems Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1752:
Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering II
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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