Abstract

Simple algebraic formulas have been developed for the third-order aberrations of a single-element lens having a radial refractive-index gradient, plane faces, and object plane at infinity. Such formulas have some advantages over previous methods of analysis that require ray tracing and that are well suited to multielement lens systems. The derivation technique adopted in the present paper can be extended to deal with a finite object distance, but the formulas are somewhat more complicated.

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  1. R. W. Wood, Physical Optics (Macmillan, New York, 1905), pp. 71–77.
  2. D. Hamblen, U. S. Patent No. 3, 486, 808, December, 1969.
  3. P. Sinai, Appl. Opt. 10, 99 (1971).
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  6. D. T. Moore and P. J. Sands, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 1195 (1971).
  7. D. T. Moore and P. J. Sands, U. S. Patent No. 3, 729, 253, April, 1973.
  8. M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, 4th ed. (Pergamon, London and New York, 1970), p. 122.
  9. E. W. Marchand and D. J. Janeczko, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 64, 846 (1974).

1974 (1)

E. W. Marchand and D. J. Janeczko, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 64, 846 (1974).

1971 (3)

P. Sinai, Appl. Opt. 10, 99 (1971).

D. T. Moore, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 886 (1971).

D. T. Moore and P. J. Sands, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 1195 (1971).

1969 (1)

D. Hamblen, U. S. Patent No. 3, 486, 808, December, 1969.

Born, M.

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, 4th ed. (Pergamon, London and New York, 1970), p. 122.

Hamblen, D.

D. Hamblen, U. S. Patent No. 3, 486, 808, December, 1969.

Janeczko, D. J.

E. W. Marchand and D. J. Janeczko, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 64, 846 (1974).

Marchand, E. W.

E. W. Marchand and D. J. Janeczko, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 64, 846 (1974).

Moore, D. T.

D. T. Moore and P. J. Sands, U. S. Patent No. 3, 729, 253, April, 1973.

D. T. Moore and P. J. Sands, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 1195 (1971).

D. T. Moore, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 886 (1971).

Moore, R. S.

R. S. Moore, U. S. Patents No. 3, 718, 383, February, 1971, and 3, 816, 160, June, 1974.

Sands, P. J.

D. T. Moore and P. J. Sands, U. S. Patent No. 3, 729, 253, April, 1973.

D. T. Moore and P. J. Sands, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 1195 (1971).

Sinai, P.

P. Sinai, Appl. Opt. 10, 99 (1971).

Wolf, E.

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, 4th ed. (Pergamon, London and New York, 1970), p. 122.

Wood, R. W.

R. W. Wood, Physical Optics (Macmillan, New York, 1905), pp. 71–77.

Other (9)

R. W. Wood, Physical Optics (Macmillan, New York, 1905), pp. 71–77.

D. Hamblen, U. S. Patent No. 3, 486, 808, December, 1969.

P. Sinai, Appl. Opt. 10, 99 (1971).

R. S. Moore, U. S. Patents No. 3, 718, 383, February, 1971, and 3, 816, 160, June, 1974.

D. T. Moore, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 886 (1971).

D. T. Moore and P. J. Sands, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 1195 (1971).

D. T. Moore and P. J. Sands, U. S. Patent No. 3, 729, 253, April, 1973.

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, 4th ed. (Pergamon, London and New York, 1970), p. 122.

E. W. Marchand and D. J. Janeczko, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 64, 846 (1974).

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