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Using ray matrices to derive analytical expressions of optical aberrations

Paper Abstract

In this work we show an easy way to derive approximated analytical expressions for spherical aberration. It is based on the use of 33 ray matrices, where additional elements are included to account for the errors in the ray height and angle propagation. The technique, which is commonly used to analyze misaligned systems in optical resonators, is here applied to account for deviations from the paraxial regime caused by spherical aberration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 July 2014
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9289, 12th Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference, 92890G (17 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2070768
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Ignacio Moreno, Univ. Miguel Hernández de Elche (Spain)
Pascuala García-Martínez, Univ. de València (Spain)
Carlos Ferreira, Univ. de València (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9289:
12th Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference
Manuel F. P. C. Martins Costa; Mourad Zghal, Editor(s)

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