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Dependence of depth of focus on spherical aberration of optical systems

Applied Optics
  • Antonin Miks and Jiri Novak
  • received 05/31/2016; accepted 07/05/2016; posted 07/06/2016; Doc. ID 267338
  • Abstract: This paper presents a theoretical analysis and computation of aberration coefficients of the third and fifth order of transverse spherical aberration of an optical system, which generates a ray bundle with a diameter of a geometric-optical circle of confusion smaller than a predetermined limit value. Equations were derived for the calculation of aberration coefficients of an optical system, which satisfy given conditions, and for the determination of the maximum possible depth of focus for given conditions.
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