5 February 1996 Renormalization of Buchdahl-Rimmer aberration coefficients to RMS expressions
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Proceedings Volume 2730, Second Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics; (1996) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.231128
Event: Second Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics, 1995, Guanajuato, Mexico
Abstract
The Buchdahl-Rimmer aberration coefficients are commonly used in optical design programs for the evaluation of third- and fifth-order aberrations. The information given by these coefficients is difficult to interpret since there is no direct relationship between the numerical value of the coefficient and its effect on the image quality, i.e. the most important aberration is not necessarily the one with the largest numerical value. To look at the effect that each aberration has on the image quality it is necessary to re-normalize the Buchdahl-Rimmer coefficients. The purpose of this work is to re-normalize the Buchdahl-Rimmer coefficients of the wave aberration function in terms of the strehl intensity ratio as well as to re-normalize the Buchdahl-Rimmer coefficients of the geometric aberration function in terms of the RMS spot size.
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Martha Rosete-Aguilar, Martha Rosete-Aguilar, Juan L. Rayces, Juan L. Rayces, } "Renormalization of Buchdahl-Rimmer aberration coefficients to RMS expressions", Proc. SPIE 2730, Second Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics, (5 February 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.231128; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.231128
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