optical aberration


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optical aberration

n.
The failure of light rays from a point source to form a perfect image after passing through an optical system.
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The more-advanced instruments are being designed to include built-in corrections for the primary mirror's optical aberration.
The aim of this study was to assess the optical aberration results of hydrophobic acrylic AMO Sensar AR40E and hydrophobic acrylic Alcon AcrySof SA60AT intraocular lenses after implantation in cases with bilateral cataract.
In Vivo Confocal Microscopy of Lamellar Channel Deposits with INTACS" and "Ocular Optical Aberration After Refractive Surgery: Preliminary Case Studies," by Terry Burris, M.
While examining it closely, S&T assistant editor Sean Walker noticed that the brighter stars exhibit a uniform triangular distortion reminiscent of a common optical aberration in many reflecting telescopes.
The shorter the focal length (and wider the field of view), the more difficult it is to control optical aberrations, especially away from the center of the image.
The book begins with 50 pages on basic optics, followed by chapters on optical aberrations, optical glasses, and lens specifications and parameters.
Telescopes employed in science missions can usually be characterized by their optical aberrations.
This simulation method takes account of the effects of optical aberrations and diffraction, which are the two most important disturbances to SRF.
Corneal first surface optical aberrations and visual performance.
Optical aberrations occur when rays of light deviate from their desired focus point within the eye.
One of the problems experienced by those developing instrumentation to correct these electron optical aberrations between the 1930s and 1950s related to limitations of mechanical engineering.