Aberration fields of a combination of plane symmetric systems

Lori B. Moore, Anastacia M. Hvisc, Jose Sasian

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By generalizing the wave aberration function to include plane symmetric systems, we describe the aberration fields for a combination of plane symmetric systems. The combined system aberration coefficients for the fields of spherical aberration, coma, astigmatism, defocus and distortion depend on the individual aberration coefficients and the orientations of the individual plane symmetric component systems. The aberration coefficients can be used to calculate the locations of the field nodes for the different types of aberration, including coma, astigmatism, defocus and distortion. This work provides an alternate view for combining aberrations in optical systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15655-15670
Number of pages16
JournalOptics Express
Issue number20
StatePublished - Sep 29 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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