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Use of matrices for third-order modeling of optical systems
Author(s): Jose B. Almeida
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Paper Abstract

This work describes the application of matrices to the modeling and optimization of optical systems under third order approximation. Although third order would require matrices of dimension 24, only 16 different coefficients need be considered for axis symmetric systems. A careful choice of coordinates allows the exact solution of Snell's law at a spherical interface and the determination of all the coefficients for spherical systems. As an application example the model is used to minimize either distortion or coma for a system composed of two thin lenses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3482, International Optical Design Conference 1998, (21 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.322036
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Jose B. Almeida, Univ. do Minho (Portugal)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3482:
International Optical Design Conference 1998
Leo R. Gardner; Kevin P. Thompson, Editor(s)

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