Polarization aberrations. 2. tilted and decentered optical systems

James P. McGuire, Russell A. Chipman

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Abstract

In paper 1 [Appl. Opt. 33, this issue (1994)] we examined the polarization aberrations of rotationally symmetric systems. In this paper we extend polarization-aberrration theory to include two types of tilted and decentered systems composed of rotationally symmetric elements. One type is systems with collinear centers of curvatures but with decentered pupils. The symmetry in such systems permits the analysis to proceed along lines similar to those in paper 1. The other type is systems with arbitrary tilts and decenters. In these systems the field dependencies of the aberrations from each surface are not concentric. The extension is made by use of a polarization-aberration matrix with vector, instead of scalar, arguments.

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

Keywords

  • Aberrations
  • Lens design
  • Polarization
  • Ray tracing
  • Thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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