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ERIC Number: EJ818204
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Simple Demonstration of the Impact of Spherical Aberration on Optical Imaging
Escobar, Isabel; Saavedra, Genaro; Pons, Amparo; Martinez-Corral, Manuel
European Journal of Physics, v29 n3 p619-627 May 2008
We present an experiment, well adapted for students of introductory optics courses, for the visualization of the impact of spherical aberration in the point spread function of imaging systems. The demonstrations are based on the analogy between the point-spread function of spherically aberrated systems, and the defocused patterns of 1D slit-like screens. (Contains 9 figures and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A