Abstract

A solution is given of the problem of the paraxial optical transfer coefficients of a centered lens system. Certain fundamental differential coefficients are developed which specify the rate of change of quantities defining the path of a paraxial ray in the final image space with the constructional parameters of the system, i.e., the surface curvatures, axial separations, and refractive indices. From these, other differential transfer coefficients are derived which specify the rate of change of the paraxial magnification, the focal length, and the positions of the paraxial image plane and the image principal plane with the constructional parameters of the system. The calculation of these coefficients is based on the results of a paraxial ray trace and lends itself to systematic arrangement for machine computation.

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Conrady, A. E.

A. E. Conrady, Applied Optics and Optical Design (Oxford University Press, London, 1929).

Cruickshank, F. D.

F. D. Cruickshank, J. Opt. Soc. Am., to be published.

F. D. Cruickshank, Secret Papers, Opt. Mun. Panel, Nov. 1942.

F. D. Cruickshank, Secret Papers, Opt. Mun. Panel, Aust. May 1943.

Herzberger, M.

M. Herzberger, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 33, 651 (1943).

McAulay, A. L.

A. L. McAulay, Secret Papers, Optical Munitions Panel, Aust. Nov. 1942.

A. L. McAulay, Secret Papers, Opt. Mun. Panel, Aust. July, 1943.

Stempel, W. M.

W. M. Stempel, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 33, 278 (1943).

Stephens, R. E.

R. E. Stephens, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 33, 684 (A) (1943).

Other (9)

M. Herzberger, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 33, 651 (1943).

R. E. Stephens, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 33, 684 (A) (1943).

W. M. Stempel, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 33, 278 (1943).

A. L. McAulay, Secret Papers, Optical Munitions Panel, Aust. Nov. 1942.

A. L. McAulay, Secret Papers, Opt. Mun. Panel, Aust. July, 1943.

F. D. Cruickshank, Secret Papers, Opt. Mun. Panel, Nov. 1942.

F. D. Cruickshank, Secret Papers, Opt. Mun. Panel, Aust. May 1943.

A. E. Conrady, Applied Optics and Optical Design (Oxford University Press, London, 1929).

F. D. Cruickshank, J. Opt. Soc. Am., to be published.

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