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Spherical aberration analysis of a uniaxial Cartesian oval
Author(s): M. Avendano-Alejo; M. J. Orozco-Arellanes; Orestes Nicholas Stavroudis
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Paper Abstract

In early published contributions we obtain ray tracing formulas for uniaxial crystals. In the present contribution we show the ray tracing for an uniaxial cartesian oval, when the crystal axis lies in the incident plane. The uniaxial crystals have two refracted rays (ordinary and extraordinary rays). When the object is placed at infinity, the ordinary rays have a common focus called the distal focus. For the extraordinary ray the uniaxial cartesian oval show spherical aberration produced by the medium itself. In order to reduce the spherical aberration we analyze several cases for the orientation of the crystal axis, this improve the performance on this optical design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5622, 5th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 8th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications, (21 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.591608
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M. Avendano-Alejo, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
M. J. Orozco-Arellanes, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Orestes Nicholas Stavroudis, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Optica, a.c. (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5622:
5th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 8th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications
Aristides Marcano O.; Jose Luis Paz, Editor(s)

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