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Low-order aberration coefficients of systems with freeform surfaces
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Paper Abstract

When symmetry is broken, the wave aberration function generalizes to have not just odd-orders, but also even-orders. Geometric interpretation of the lowest-order coefficients (i.e., second) and insights offered by consideration of these terms is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 November 2017
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10590, International Optical Design Conference 2017, 105900W (27 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2290752
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Bryan D. Stone, Synopsys, Inc. (United States)
Joseph M. Howard, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10590:
International Optical Design Conference 2017
Peter P. Clark; Julius A. Muschaweck; Richard N. Pfisterer; John R. Rogers, Editor(s)

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