Optical system defect propagation in ABCD systems

W.G. McKinley, H.T. Yura, Steen Grüner Hanson

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    We describe how optical system defects (tilt/jitter, decenter, and despace) propagate through an arbitrary paraxial optical system that can be described by an ABCD ray transfer matrix. A pedagogical example is given that demonstrates the effect of alignment errors on a typical optical system.

    © 1988 Optical Society of America
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalOptics Letters
    Issue number5
    Pages (from-to)333-335
    Publication statusPublished - 1988


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