Ronald Driggers, Editor-in-Chief
Sheng Yuan and Jose Sasian
Sheng Yuan1,* and Jose Sasian1
1College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
*Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
By applying a new method for aberration derivation to anamorphic systems made from cylindrical surfaces, we obtain a complete set of primary aberration coefficients. This set is in a form similar to the well-known Seidel aberrations for rotationally symmetrical optical systems (RSOS). The aberration coefficients include first-order quantities only. By tracing four nonskew paraxial marginal and chief rays in the two associated RSOS of the anamorphic system, the aberration coefficients can be derived.
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Example of parallel-cylindrical anamorphic attachment system.
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Example of cross-cylindrical anamorphic system.
Table 1 Primary Aberration Coefficients for Cylindrical Anamorphic Systems
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