Computing aberration coefficients for plane-symmetric reflective systems: A Lie algebraic approach

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Abstract

We apply the Lie algebraic method to reflecting optical systems with plane-symmetric freeform mirrors. Using analytical ray-tracing equations we construct an optical map. The expansion of this map gives us the aberration coefficients in terms of initial ray coordinates. The Lie algebraic method is applied to treat aberrations up to arbitrary order. The presented method provides a systematic and rigorous approach to the derivation, treatment and composition of aberrations in plane-symmetric systems. We give the results for second- and third-order aberrations and apply them to three single-mirror examples.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2302.03960
JournalarXiv
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2023

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