Use of the abbe sine condition to quantify alignment aberrations in optical imaging systems

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Violation of Abbe's sine condition is well known to cause coma in axisymmetric imaging systems. We define non-symmetric violations, show how they come from misaligned optical systems, and how they causes image degradations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventInternational Optical Design Conference, IODC 2010 - Jackson Hole, WY, United States
Duration: Jun 13 2010Jun 17 2010


OtherInternational Optical Design Conference, IODC 2010
CountryUnited States
CityJackson Hole, WY


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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