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Aberrations of perturbed and unobscured optical systems
Author(s): Il'ya P. Agurok
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Paper Abstract

The double expansion of the wavefront deformation in Zernike polynomials over the pupil and the field-of-view coordinates is a powerful tool for lens design, testing, and alignment. It provides a compact description of the wavefront deformation of perturbed and unobscured optical systems over the field-of-view. The integral of the mean-square wavefront deformation over the field-of-view is simply the sum of the products of the norms of the polynomials and the squared global coefficients. Eight or ten global coefficients can provide a comprehensive centered system description. Only fourteen main additional global coefficients is sufficient for the description of perturbed and unobscured optical systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3779, Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering VIII, (5 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.368206
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Il'ya P. Agurok, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3779:
Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering VIII
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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