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A Graphic Approach To The Analysis Of Perturbed Optical Systems
Author(s): Kevin Thompson
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Paper Abstract

An analytical approach to determining the effects of tilts and decenters on an optical design has been developed. The work has been guided by the desire to provide rapid insight into the cause-and-effect relationship between a component perturbation and the degradation in some measure of image quality. This is done by providing a graphical display of the properties of aberration fields under the influence of tilt and decenter perturbations, and contour plots of the change in the RMS wavefront error or change in RMS spot size over the entire field.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 1980
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0237, 1980 International Lens Design Conference, (16 September 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959077
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Kevin Thompson, University of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0237:
1980 International Lens Design Conference
Robert E. Fischer, Editor(s)

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