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Calculation of third-order misalignment aberrations with the optical plate diagram
Author(s): A. Rakich
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Paper Abstract

The Optical Plate Diagram of C. R. Burch has been generalized to allow the calculation of third-order perturbation aberrations for nominally axially symmetrical optical systems. The plate method has the advantage of simplifying the third-order analysis of optical systems by removing the first-order considerations that complicate traditional approaches. This development is shown to be directly analogous to the original derivation of Shack and Thompson.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7652, International Optical Design Conference 2010, 765230 (9 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.871106
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A. Rakich, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7652:
International Optical Design Conference 2010
Julie Bentley; Anurag Gupta; Richard N. Youngworth, Editor(s)

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