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Historical perspective on understanding optical aberrations
Author(s): R. Barry Johnson
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Paper Abstract

The design and development of today’s optical systems were made possible by a theoretical understanding of optical aberrations. Although the subject is still evolving, serious work spans almost four centuries. In this paper, a historical summary of the development of the understanding of optical aberrations is presented by relating the contributions of numerous individuals. The major events and discoveries are also presented in a time-line format on a century by century basis to allow a rapid overview.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10263, Lens Design: A Critical Review, 1026303 (1 July 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.131966
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R. Barry Johnson, Ctr. for Applied Optics/Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10263:
Lens Design: A Critical Review
Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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