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13 November 1980 Lens Design That Simultaneously Optimizes Image Spots, Optical Path Difference (OPD), Diffraction Modulation Transfer Function (DMTF), And Seidel Aberrations
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Proceedings Volume 0190, Los Alamos Conference on Optics 1979; (1980) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957713
Event: Los Alamos Conference on Optics '79, 1979, Los Alamos, United States
Abstract
The Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory lens design program, in which a lens moves steadily toward diffraction-limited performance, samples lens performance with bundles of precisely traced skew rays, analyzes performance by calculating the image-spot sizes and positions, and optimizes performance in a least squares system that drives the lateral ray deviations toward zero. Minimizing the rms image-spot size minimizes the rms optical path difference (OPD). Minimizing the rms OPD also optimizes the diffraction modulation transfer function (DMTF). Minimizing the image-spot size and position errors minimizes and balances all seven Seidel aberrations because all seven cause lateral deviations of the rays from their ideal image points.
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Berlyn Brixner "Lens Design That Simultaneously Optimizes Image Spots, Optical Path Difference (OPD), Diffraction Modulation Transfer Function (DMTF), And Seidel Aberrations", Proc. SPIE 0190, Los Alamos Conference on Optics 1979, (13 November 1980); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957713
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