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Modernizing the teaching of advanced geometric optics
Author(s): Allen Nussbaum

Paper Abstract

Advanced geometric optics as traditionally presented uses the approach of Conrady. The subject can be made easier to teach and learn through the use of two powerful tools: matrix-based paraxial optics and computer-based non-paraxial analysis and design. Programs which handle many different kinds of problems are discussed and misunderstandings concerning the definitions of the point aberrations are corrected.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3190, Fifth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics, (8 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.294407
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Allen Nussbaum, Univ. of Minnesota (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3190:
Fifth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics
Christiaan H. F. Velzel, Editor(s)

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