Abstract

Earlier work on modular optical-design techniques is extended to lens systems that consist of an arbitrary number of modules; the work is generalized to include finite-conjugate systems (copy lenses) and afocal systems as well as infinite-conjugate systems (camera lenses). All such modular designs have the property that third-order spherical aberration and astigmatism are identically zero. Equations are derived for obtaining zero values for the remaining third-order monochromatic aberrations as well as the primary chromatic aberrations. Several examples are given.

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