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Title: Using geometric algebra to study optical aberrations

Abstract

This paper uses Geometric Algebra (GA) to study vector aberrations in optical systems with square and round pupils. GA is a new way to produce the classical optical aberration spot diagrams on the Gaussian image plane and surfaces near the Gaussian image plane. Spot diagrams of the third, fifth and seventh order aberrations for square and round pupils are developed to illustrate the theory.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
468621
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-97-720
ON: DE97005052; TRN: AHC29710%%117
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: [1997]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
66 PHYSICS; 99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; OPTICS; ALGEBRA; ENGINEERING; VECTORS; BEAM OPTICS; GEOMETRICAL ABERRATIONS; OPTICAL SYSTEMS

Citation Formats

Hanlon, J, and Ziock, H. Using geometric algebra to study optical aberrations. United States: N. p., 1997. Web. doi:10.2172/468621.
Hanlon, J, & Ziock, H. Using geometric algebra to study optical aberrations. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/468621
Hanlon, J, and Ziock, H. 1997. "Using geometric algebra to study optical aberrations". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/468621. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/468621.
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abstractNote = {This paper uses Geometric Algebra (GA) to study vector aberrations in optical systems with square and round pupils. GA is a new way to produce the classical optical aberration spot diagrams on the Gaussian image plane and surfaces near the Gaussian image plane. Spot diagrams of the third, fifth and seventh order aberrations for square and round pupils are developed to illustrate the theory.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1997},
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