## Aberration and optical design theoryThis book is the first English translation of Professor Slyusarev's classic Russian text on the design of optical systems. In it, he treats at length certain topics which have only rarely been dealt with in the Western literature, if at all. These include anamorphotic systems, thermal effects and manufacturing tolerances. Also discussed are the methods of using computers in the design of optical systems. The treatment is essentially theoretical, but practical examples are given where appropriate. |

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Raytracing through centred optical systems consisting | 1 |

Theory of aberrations for a centred optical system | 48 |

Thirdorder aberrations in systems consisting of thin lenses | 245 |

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aberration coefficients accuracy adjustable parameters approximation aspherical surfaces assume astigmatism automatic design calculated centre coma condition coordinates corrected corresponding curve decentring defocusing denote depend derivatives determined difference distance entrance pupil equal to zero exit pupil expression eyepiece field angles field of view figure finite focal length following equation geometrical optics higher-order aberrations image plane image quality initial system instance intersection point iteration lens lenses Let us consider Let us say linear magnification meridional plane meridional rays normal obtain optical axis optical system optical transfer function paraxial ray pencil perpendicular position prescribed values principal ray prism provides quadric surfaces quantities radii of curvature radius ratio ray intersects raytracing refractive index relationship relative aperture sagittal secondary spectrum selected simple lens sin2 solved spherical aberration taken telescopic systems temperature thickness thin components third-order aberrations transverse chromatic aberration transverse ray aberrations trigonometric wavefront aberration wavelength