Monochromatic Third-Order Aberrations

Part of the Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology book series (MSSET)


In Chapter 2 we presented the paraxial or Gaussian theory, which describes the propagation of light across an optical system S, but only for rays that are close to the optical axis a and that subtend small angles with it. We showed that, under these conditions, the correspondence between an assigned pair of object and image planes π and π′ is given by the linear relations


Gaussian Approximation Object Point Gaussian Image Angular Function Entrance Pupil 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Matematica e Applicazioni “R. Caccioppoli”Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”NapoliItaly

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