Polarization aberrations. 2. Tilted and decentered optical systems

James P. McGuire, Russell A Chipman

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Abstract

This paper presents the development of a polarization-aberration theory applicable to tilted and decentered systems. A polarization-aberration matrix is used for accurate calculations of the aberrations of systems with weakly polarizing coatings or small angles of incidence, where polarization is quadratic in the angle of incidence. Examples of such systems include: systems having elements whose center of curvature are collinear and pupils are decentered; and, systems having rotationally symmetric elements with arbitrary tilts and decenters. Analysis of a simple infrared scan-mirror is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5101-5107
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Optics
Volume33
Issue number22
StatePublished - Aug 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Polarization aberrations. 2. Tilted and decentered optical systems. / McGuire, James P.; Chipman, Russell A.

In: Applied Optics, Vol. 33, No. 22, 01.08.1994, p. 5101-5107.

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