Abstract

The main subject of this paper is the aberrations of optical systems in which the various media may have axial distributions of index. The general formulas for the transfer contributions to the third-order aberrations take a particularly simple form for an axial distribution. A numerical illustration of the use of the various formulas is given. In particular, the depth of a given index distribution has little effect on the transfer contributions, whereas the inhomogeneous surface contributions may be quite sensitive to depth.

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Herriott, D. R.

E. G. Rawson, D. R. Herriott, and J. McKenna, Appl. Opt. 9, 753 (1970).

Marchand, E. W.

E. W. Marchand, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 60, 1 (1970).

McKenna, J.

E. G. Rawson, D. R. Herriott, and J. McKenna, Appl. Opt. 9, 753 (1970).

Montagnino, L.

L. Montagnino, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 58, 1667 (1968).

Moore, D. T.

D. T. Moore, thesis, Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, Rochester, N. Y. 14627, 1970.

Rawson, E. G.

E. G. Rawson, D. R. Herriott, and J. McKenna, Appl. Opt. 9, 753 (1970).

Sands, P. J.

P. J. Sands, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 777 (1971).

P. J. Sands, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 879 (1971).

P. J. Sands, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 60, 1436 (1970).

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E. W. Marchand, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 60, 1 (1970).

L. Montagnino, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 58, 1667 (1968).

P. J. Sands, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 60, 1436 (1970).

P. J. Sands, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 777 (1971).

P. J. Sands, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 879 (1971).

References 3, 4, and 5 will respectively be referred to by the abbreviations I, II, and III. Equations in these papers will be referenced by preceding the relevant equation number by the abbreviation of the paper concerned.

D. T. Moore, thesis, Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, Rochester, N. Y. 14627, 1970.

E. G. Rawson, D. R. Herriott, and J. McKenna, Appl. Opt. 9, 753 (1970).

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