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Renormalization of Buchdahl-Rimmer aberration coefficients to RMS expressions
Author(s): Martha Rosete-Aguilar; Juan L. Rayces
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Paper Abstract

The Buchdahl-Rimmer aberration coefficients are commonly used in optical design programs for the evaluation of third- and fifth-order aberrations. The information given by these coefficients is difficult to interpret since there is no direct relationship between the numerical value of the coefficient and its effect on the image quality, i.e. the most important aberration is not necessarily the one with the largest numerical value. To look at the effect that each aberration has on the image quality it is necessary to re-normalize the Buchdahl-Rimmer coefficients. The purpose of this work is to re-normalize the Buchdahl-Rimmer coefficients of the wave aberration function in terms of the strehl intensity ratio as well as to re-normalize the Buchdahl-Rimmer coefficients of the geometric aberration function in terms of the RMS spot size.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2730, Second Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics, (5 February 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.231128
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Martha Rosete-Aguilar, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Juan L. Rayces, J.L. Raynes Consulting, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2730:
Second Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics
Daniel Malacara-Hernandez; Sofia E. Acosta-Ortiz; Ramon Rodriguez-Vera; Zacarias Malacara; Arquimedes A. Morales, Editor(s)

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