A simple extension of the paraxial ray trace to nonaligned systems is discussed. It is shown how to calculate third-order aberrations in the meridional plane for center field as well as upper and lower field. An example is given to illustrate a method of design and analysis.

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  1. R. Gelles, "Unobscured-aperture two-mirror systems," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 65, 1141–1143 (1975).

1975 (1)

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