Abstract

Two aberration matrices are presented. The first one is the aberrations contribution matrix formulated as a difference of two Herzberger refraction matrices of an optical surface. The second one is called aberration matrix and describes the aberrations of an axial bundle in the Gaussian image plane of an optical system. The interpretation of the elements of the aberration matrix is given, and the connection of these elements with the spherical aberration and Abbe’s sine condition is shown.

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