Method to determine influence functions for complex optical systems

R Saathof, JW Spronck, RH Munnig Schmidt

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Abstract

In this paper an expression is derived to determine influence functions for optical imaging systems.The influence function describes the wavefront change, caused by a deviation of an optical surface from its nominal shape due to any arbitrary reason.The method is derived with the help of the paraxial approximation, using the optical design prescription from software such as Code V or Zemax. The presented method can be used for diffraction limited projection systems. It helps with modelling wavefront aberrations caused by desired and undesired deviations of the optical surface from its nominal shape. So it can be used for modelling mirror vibrations, thermal aberrations, the influence of manufacturing errors or Adaptive Optical systems without using optical ray-tracing programs. Keywords: Imaging System, Geometric Optics, Adaptive Optics, Efficient Algorithm
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE 2012 Optical Modelling and Design II, 16-19 April 2012, Brussels, Belgium
EditorsF Wyrowski, JT Sheridan, J Tervo, Y Meuret
Place of PublicationBrussels, Belgium
PublisherSPIE
Pages1-10
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780819491213
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventSPIE, Optical Modelling and Design II, Brussels, Belgium - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 16 Apr 201219 Apr 2012

Publication series

Name
PublisherSPIE
Name
Volume8429

Conference

ConferenceSPIE, Optical Modelling and Design II, Brussels, Belgium
Period16/04/1219/04/12

Keywords

  • conference contrib. refereed
  • Conf.proc. > 3 pag

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