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Evaluation and analysis of chromatic aberrations in images
Author(s): Vladan Blahnik; Dietmar Gaengler; Johannes-Maria Kaltenbach
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Paper Abstract

Optical designers typically use aberration diagrams based on ray tracing to analyze the chromatic aberration performance of their optical system. However to evaluate the impact of chromatic aberrations on color fringes in images optical imaging simulations are necessary including the effect of spectral response of the sensor or film, exposure time, Gamma corrections, etc. We have analyzed the correspondence of classical chromatic aberration measures versus analysis based on image simulations. We propose a metric directly linked to color fringes in images which can be used to constrain and specify the chromatic aberration performance of an optical system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 2011
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8167, Optical Design and Engineering IV, 81670G (21 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.901818
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Vladan Blahnik, Carl Zeiss AG (Germany)
Dietmar Gaengler, Carl Zeiss AG (Germany)
Johannes-Maria Kaltenbach, Carl Zeiss AG (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8167:
Optical Design and Engineering IV
Jean-Luc M. Tissot; Laurent Mazuray; Rolf Wartmann; Jeffrey M. Raynor; Andrew Wood, Editor(s)

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