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

James H Burge, Chunyu Zhao, Sheng Huei Lu

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Abstract

Violation of Abbe's sine condition is well-known to cause coma in axisymmetric imaging systems, and generally any offense against the sine condition (OSC) will cause aberrations that have linear dependence on the field angle. A well-corrected imaging system must obey the Abbe sine condition. A misaligned optical system can have particular forms of the OSC which are evaluated here. The lowest order non-trivial effects of misalignment have quadratic pupil dependence which causes a combination of astigmatism and focus that have linear field dependence. Higher order terms can arise from complex systems, but the effects of misalignment are nearly always dominated by the lowest order effects which can be fully characterized by measuring images on axis and the on-axis offense against the sine condition. By understanding the form of the on-axis images and the OSC, the state of alignment can be determined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7652
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
EventInternational Optical Design Conference 2010 - Jackson Hole, WY, United States
Duration: Jun 13 2010Jun 17 2010

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OtherInternational Optical Design Conference 2010
CountryUnited States
CityJackson Hole, WY
Period6/13/106/17/10

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Optical Imaging
Aberrations
Aberration
Imaging System
Imaging systems
Optical System
aberration
Alignment
Quantify
alignment
Optical systems
Large scale systems
Misalignment
misalignment
causes
Lowest
Astigmatism
Linear dependence
astigmatism
coma

Keywords

  • aberrations
  • alignment
  • Optical design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Burge, J. H., Zhao, C., & Lu, S. H. (2010). Use of the Abbe sine condition to quantify alignment aberrations in optical imaging systems. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 7652). [765219] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.871959

Use of the Abbe sine condition to quantify alignment aberrations in optical imaging systems. / Burge, James H; Zhao, Chunyu; Lu, Sheng Huei.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7652 2010. 765219.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Burge, JH, Zhao, C & Lu, SH 2010, Use of the Abbe sine condition to quantify alignment aberrations in optical imaging systems. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 7652, 765219, International Optical Design Conference 2010, Jackson Hole, WY, United States, 6/13/10. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.871959
Burge JH, Zhao C, Lu SH. Use of the Abbe sine condition to quantify alignment aberrations in optical imaging systems. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7652. 2010. 765219 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.871959
Burge, James H ; Zhao, Chunyu ; Lu, Sheng Huei. / Use of the Abbe sine condition to quantify alignment aberrations in optical imaging systems. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7652 2010.
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