Polarization aberrations of lenses

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Polarization aberrations are variations of intensity and polarization of an optical beam in the exit pupil of an optical system, and the dependence of these variations on the position of the object in the field. A set of functions has been derived to describe the low-order polarization aberrations of a symmetric optical system. A method is given for calculating polarization aberration coefficients for a refracting system from a paraxial raytrace. A model of these aberrations as weak polarizers that vary across the pupil will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)82-87
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Feb 14 1986

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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