[OPTICAL REVIEW Vol. 1, No. 2 (1994) 254-255]

Optimizing Match on Optical Aperture and Wave Aberration in a Small Aberration System

Jianbai LI, Anqing ZHAO, Senquan WEI, Baolin YU, Xuegang CHENG, Xiong WAN and Xiaolin ZHANG

Institute of Applied Physics, Jiangxi Academy of Sciences, Nanchang 330029, China

(Accepted August 29, 1994)

Some formulae on correlative match of both optical aperture and wave aberration to determine image quality are derived in this paper. The optimizing match zone on optical aperture and wave aberration were found both theoretically and experimentally. The results are importantly different from traditional criteria for image quality.

Key words : image quality, image evaluation, optical design