Aberration Theory Made Simple
This book provides a clear, concise, and consistent exposition of what aberrations are, how they arise in optical imaging systems, and how they affect the quality of images formed by them. The emphasis of the book is on physical insight, problem solving, and numerical results, and the text is intended for engineers and scientists who have a need and a desire for a deeper and better understanding of aberrations and their role in optical imaging and wave propagation. Some knowledge of Gaussian optics and an appreciation for aberrations would be useful but is not required.
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Aberrations of a Thin Lens
Aberrations of a PlaneParallel Plate
Aberrations of a Conic Surface
Ray Spot Diagrams
Optical Systems with Circular Pupils
Optical Systems with Annular and Gaussian Pupils
Line of Sight of an Aberrated Optical System
Observation of Aberrations
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aberration and coma aberration coefficient aberration introduced aberration-free annular pupil aperture stop approximately astigmatism axial irradiance balanced aberration center of curvature central irradiance Chapter chief ray circular pupil coma conic surface consider coordinates corresponding defocus aberration defocused image plane distance encircled power equal errors exit pupil field curvature focal ratio Fresnel number Gaussian beam Gaussian image plane Gaussian image point Gaussian pupil height h image motion interferogram irradiance distribution Max Min Max maxima maximum obtained optical axis optical path length optical system paraxial peak value Petzval plane-parallel plate position primary aberration function radial radius of curvature ratio of 0.8 ray aberrations reference sphere refracting surface refractive index represents respectively sagittal spatial frequency spherical aberration spherical mirror spherical surface standard deviation stop is located Strehl ratio Substituting Eq thin lens tion total power units of F wave aberration wavefront wavefront tilt wavelength zero