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The Use Of Normalization In The Application Of Simple Optical Systems
Author(s): Roland V. Shack
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Paper Abstract

In choosing a configuration for an optical image-forming system, one is usually given several prescribed parameters, such as focal length, field, aperture, or magnification, and the required performance. The required performance is usually specified as some tolerance on a quality factor which ultimately depends on the aberrations of the system. In this paper we deal only with simple systems where the performance is limited by third-order aberrations, although the approach outlined is not restricted to such systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1974
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0054, Effective Systems Integration and Optical Design I, (1 March 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.954238
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Roland V. Shack, The University of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0054:
Effective Systems Integration and Optical Design I
Gary W. Wilkerson; Robert Poindexter, Editor(s)

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