Abstract

Modules are conceived as building blocks in formulating optical designs with certain useful properties. This paper provides necessary and sufficient conditions for successfully combining (coupling) modules to form such a design system. Canonical ray tracing is defined, and canonical versions of aberration coefficients are derived. These are used to obtain equations for zero values of third-order-monochromatic and primary-chromatic-aberration coefficients. Their utilization in practical problems in optical design is illustrated.

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Feder, D. P.

D. P. Feder, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 41, 630 (1951).

Mercado, R. I.

R. I. Mercado, thesis (University of Arizona, 1971).

R. I. Mercado, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 62, 495 (1972).

R. I. Mercado, dissertation (University of Arizona, 1973).

Powell, F. M.

F. M. Powell, thesis (University of Arizona, 1970).

Stavroudis, O. N.

O. N. Stavroudis, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 57, 741 (1967).

O. N. Stavroudis, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 59, 288 (1969).

Strong, J.

J. Strong, Concepts of Classical Optics (Freeman, San Francisco and London, 1958).

Other

O. N. Stavroudis, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 57, 741 (1967).

O. N. Stavroudis, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 59, 288 (1969).

F. M. Powell, thesis (University of Arizona, 1970).

R. I. Mercado, thesis (University of Arizona, 1971).

R. I. Mercado, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 62, 495 (1972).

R. I. Mercado, dissertation (University of Arizona, 1973).

J. Strong, Concepts of Classical Optics (Freeman, San Francisco and London, 1958).

D. P. Feder, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 41, 630 (1951).

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