Shack, Roland V. Optics Science Center, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Aberration measures
- Orders of Aberrations
- Aberrations of geometry
- Aberrations of point images
- Higher-order aberrations
- Origin of Aberrations
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
A departure of an optical image-forming system from ideal behavior. Ideally, such a system will produce a unique image point corresponding to each object point. In addition, every straight line in the object space will have as its corresponding image a unique straight line. A similar one-to-one correspondence will exist between planes in the two spaces.
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