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The Calculation Of Wave Aberration Coefficients And Wave Aberration Derivatives From Ray Trace Data
Author(s): J. S. Wilczynski; R. E. Tibbetts
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Paper Abstract

During the preparation of the paper describing the design and manufacturing of micro-electronic lenses it was observed that the wave aberration coefficients in the sagittal fan did not converge exactly to their axial values, when the field was asymptotically approaching the axis. Further work, which involved the calculation of partial derivatives of wave aberration with respect to curvatures and thicknesses along selected rays, also gave systematic errors when compared to the asymptotic values obtained from finite diff-erence calculations. The formulae used for calculating the wave aberrations were those introduced by H.H. Hopkins and their approximations are described in the above references. However, the design of an x-ray telescope for 5O Å wavelength had forced the authors to reexamine the basic ideas.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 1983
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0399, Optical System Design, Analysis, and Production, (26 October 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935425
Show Author Affiliations
J. S. Wilczynski, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center (United States)
R. E. Tibbetts, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0399:
Optical System Design, Analysis, and Production
Robert E. Fischer; Philip J. Rogers, Editor(s)

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