Abstract

A Strehl Ratio (SR) decomposition for diffraction limited optics is proposed leading to a criterion of SR ≥ 97% for perfect—production optics.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

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  1. J.W. Goodman, Introduction to Fourier Optics (need publisher, place of publication, 1968) 103.
  2. V.N. Mahajan, “Zernike circle polynomials and optical aberrations of systems with circular pupils,” Eng. Lab. Notes in Opt. Phot. News, 5 (1994).

1994 (1)

V.N. Mahajan, “Zernike circle polynomials and optical aberrations of systems with circular pupils,” Eng. Lab. Notes in Opt. Phot. News, 5 (1994).

Goodman, J.W.

J.W. Goodman, Introduction to Fourier Optics (need publisher, place of publication, 1968) 103.

Mahajan, V.N.

V.N. Mahajan, “Zernike circle polynomials and optical aberrations of systems with circular pupils,” Eng. Lab. Notes in Opt. Phot. News, 5 (1994).

Eng. Lab. Notes in Opt. Phot. News (1)

V.N. Mahajan, “Zernike circle polynomials and optical aberrations of systems with circular pupils,” Eng. Lab. Notes in Opt. Phot. News, 5 (1994).

Other (1)

J.W. Goodman, Introduction to Fourier Optics (need publisher, place of publication, 1968) 103.

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The relative distribution of Strehl ratios for a recent batch of 1113/0.90 microscope objectives.

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S R e ( 2 π R M S ) 2
W p ,   θ = n = 0 m 0 n 2 n + 2 1 + δ m0 × R n m p c nm   cos m θ + s nm   sin m θ
W p ,   θ = j $ 1 a j Z j p ,   θ
R M S 2 = j 2 a j 2
R M S 2 = R M S S P H 2 + R M S C O M 2 + R M S A S T 2
R M S S P H 2 = a 4 2 + a 11 2 R M S C O M 2 = a 2 2 + a 3 2 + a 7 2 + a 8 2 + a 9 2 + a 10 2
R M S A S T 2 = a 5 2 + a 6 2 + a 12 2 + a 13 2 + a 14 2 + a 15 2
S R = S R S P H × S R C O M × S R A S T
SR 97 %

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