Coating induced wave-front aberrations: on-axis astigmatism and chromatic aberration in all-reflecting systems

Daniel J. Reiley, Russell A Chipman

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Abstract

Authors' earlier publication used commercial polarization ray tracing programs to demonstrate how coatings can degrade image quality in a Cassegrain telescope. This paper presents a theory of coating induced wavefront aberrations. Polarization aberration theory is used to show explicit relationship between the s- and p-phase change at optical interfaces and wavefront aberration expansion. Two results from polarization aberration theory are demonstrated: an all reflecting telescope can suffer from chromatic aberration; and coatings can induce on-axis astigmatism in a radially symmetric system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)202-2012
Number of pages1811
JournalApplied Optics
Volume33
Issue number10
StatePublished - Apr 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Coating induced wave-front aberrations : on-axis astigmatism and chromatic aberration in all-reflecting systems. / Reiley, Daniel J.; Chipman, Russell A.

In: Applied Optics, Vol. 33, No. 10, 01.04.1994, p. 202-2012.

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