Abstract

The use of automatically computed aberration coefficients of arbitrary order for an exact determination of the surface of best focus of a symmetrical system, by minimizing the gyration radius of the spot diagram, is demonstrated. For the two optical systems studied, a Schmidt camera and a Ritchey-Chrétien telescope, the results from the exact model are found to be significantly different from the paraxial approximation predictions.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

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Automatic computation of optical aberration coefficients

T. Brender Andersen
Appl. Opt. 19(22) 3800-3816 (1980)

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