Fundamental Optical Design
The history of optical design has engendered theoretical work originating in different countries, and using different nomenclature and sign conventions. Michael Kidger was adept at selecting topics that would be useful in the mainstream of optical design, reducing theory to the essentials and rewriting it using a common nomenclature and sign convention. This work, published after Kidger's death with the help of his colleagues, provides all the essential and best elements of his courses taught worldwide on lens and optical design.
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Seidel Aberrations 101
Achromatic Doublet Objectives 167
Petzval Lenses and Telephoto Objectives 183
Eyepieces and Afocal Systems
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ABAR Aberration Scale afocal system aperture stop ASPHERIC SURFACE astigmatism axial color Back Focus calculate cemented doublet Chapter chief ray chromatic aberration CLR RAD GLASS coma components conjugate corrected defocus distortion entrance pupil equations example exit pupil eyepiece field angle Field corrector field curvature Figure focal length geometrical optics germanium H u HBAR HBAR UBAR D(U/N image plane image space image surface INDEX1 V CLR intersection LAGRANGE INVARIANT lateral color lens design marginal ray object point object space off-axis optical axis optical system paraxial chief ray paraxial marginal ray Petzval lens Petzval sum positive lenses primary mirror RADIUS SEPN INDEX1 ray angle ray height ray tracing refractive index sagittal Schmidt camera Seidel aberrations Seidel coefficient shown in Fig Snell's law SPACE RADIUS SEPN spherical aberration spot diagrams stop-shift SURF SPACE RADIUS tangential telescope thin lens Transverse ray aberrations triplet waveband wavefront aberration WAVELENGTHS nm zero