16 September 1980 Aberration Balancing Criterion For Nondiffraction-Limited Lenses
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Proceedings Volume 0237, 1980 International Lens Design Conference; (1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959072
Event: 1980 International Lens Design Conference, 1980, Oakland, United States
Abstract
An effective procedure for the optimum balancing of aberrations in non-diffraction-limited lenses is an important and unsolved problem in lens design. In order to obtain an understanding of what is involved, an empirical study was conducted for the case of optimizing the modulation transfer function (MTF) in the presence of spherical aberration. The results of this study indicated the reason why direct optimization of the MTF is probably not a very good approach, and also suggested a possible method for accomplishing this balancing based on the Rayleigh quarter-wavelength rule, and using Jacobi orthogonal polynomials, of which the Zernike polynomials are a special case.
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Berge Tatian, "Aberration Balancing Criterion For Nondiffraction-Limited Lenses", Proc. SPIE 0237, 1980 International Lens Design Conference, (16 September 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959072; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959072
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Spherical lenses

Modulation transfer functions

Monochromatic aberrations

Zernike polynomials

Lenses

Wavefronts

Lens design

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