Nodal Aberration Theory, developed by Kevin Thompson and Roland Shack, predicts several important aberration phenomena but remains poorly understood. To de-mystify the theory, we describe the origins and fundamental concepts of the theory.
John R. Rogers, John R. Rogers,
"Origins and fundamentals of nodal aberration theory", Proc. SPIE 10590, International Optical Design Conference 2017, 105900R (27 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2299712; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2299712