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New method for calculating third-, fifth-, and seventh-order spherical aberration coefficients and aberration offenses against sine condition
Author(s): Songgao Kang; Kaichang Lu; Yafei Zhu
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Paper Abstract

The spherical aberration coefficient (SAC) can be divided into : intrinsic and derivative coefficients. The former occurs on certain boundaries without incident beam aberration, and the latter is the variant of spherical aberration (SA) which is caused by aberration of the incident beam on certain boundaries. The third, fifth, and seventh order intrinsic SACs can be obtained by enlarging the SAC of the incident beam without aberration (L=1, SinU=u). The aberration of the incident beam is expressed as Δl=L-1 and Δy=L · SinU-1 · u (where 1 and L are the intersecting distance of paraxial and nonparaxial beams, respectively). Then the fifth and seventh order derivative SACs can be derived from differentiating and intrinsic SAC with respect to aberration of the incident beam.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1527, Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48668
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Songgao Kang, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Kaichang Lu, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Yafei Zhu, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1527:
Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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