Aberrations of zoom lens kernel

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This paper discusses the aberrations of a zoom lens kernel and a method to determine them. Separating the kernel aberrations provides insight into the zoom lens design process and helps the process by decoupling design tasks. The design of a zoom lens is discussed, step by step, and some alternate kernel solutions are shown. A technique for controlling uniform aberrations is discussed, and a reverse ray tracing method for displaying kernel aberrations is presented. The role of pupil coma in controlling distortion is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationZoom Lenses VI
EditorsTakanori Yamanashi, Aurelian Dodoc
ISBN (Electronic)9781510629059
StatePublished - 2019
EventZoom Lenses VI 2019 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 14 2019 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceZoom Lenses VI 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period8/14/19 → …


  • Zoom lens
  • aberration function
  • pupil aberrations
  • zoom aberrations
  • zoom kernel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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