A new fifth-order algebraic ray-tracing formula valid in any radial gradient is proposed. This leads to algebraic fifth-order aberration formulas for gradient-index (GRIN) rods or Wood lenses. Such formulas can be used for profiling GRIN rod lens samples.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

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