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Mar1212, 08:34 AM

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Hello everyone,
I am doing a research on aberrations in order to prepare a presentation. I looked at Optics, Hecht and Introduction to Optics, Pedrotti; however, I think they use different conventions for aberrations. Is there an established standard for aberrations(I heard the name Seidel)? I also wonder what the third order aberration means; is it sine expanded to include angle cubed or the aberrations are written up to 3rd order of the aperture diameter for example. I am pretty confused about this topic and in need of a good resource which will guide me and possibly derive some of the aberration formulas explaining each one in detail. Any suggestion is appreciated. Thanks 


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Mar1312, 10:31 AM

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It is very complex topic. There is so many good books like for example Rudolf Kingslake Lens Design Fundamentals  in that book you will find detail derivation of all kinds of aberrations.



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Mar1312, 12:50 PM

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Thanks for your reply; I looked at that book but found it kind of confusing. If you have any other suggestions I would appreciate it.



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Mar1312, 05:51 PM

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Doing a research on aberrations in order to
Alternatively, the wavefront aberration is written in terms of Zernike polynomials mapping a Zernike coefficient with a Seidel aberration is not possible, but there are ways to convert one to the other. A good resource (free, etc.) is the MILHDBK 141 (Optical Design) http://www.optics.arizona.edu/ot/opt..._HDBK_141.html 3rd order aberrations are in Chapter 8. 


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Mar1412, 03:32 PM

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Thanks you I will take a look at that.



#6
Mar1512, 08:43 PM

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I need to derive the third order spherical aberration formula for a thin lens which consists of two refracting surfaces how can I do so? I am attaching an image file containing the formula at the bottom of the page. Thanks for your help.



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