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Phase space aberrations in general imaging systems
Author(s): James Babington
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Paper Abstract

Phase space provides the natural formalism with which to formulate optical imaging problems as a system with constraints. We consider the general formulation of optical imaging problems and look at two examples. The first example is a completely asymmetric freeform prism that has titled surfaces. The second example is a GRIN media that is exactly solvable. This gives an alternative formalism to standard Seidel aberrations and nodal aberration theory that can be used in the design process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 June 2018
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 10690, Optical Design and Engineering VII, 106900F (5 June 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312123
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James Babington, Qioptiq Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10690:
Optical Design and Engineering VII
Laurent Mazuray; Rolf Wartmann; Andrew P. Wood, Editor(s)

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