17 Axes and angles of the eye

Authored by: David A. Atchison

Handbook of Visual Optics

Print publication date:  April  2017
Online publication date:  February  2017

Print ISBN: 9781482237856
eBook ISBN: 9781315373034
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Most man-made optical systems are rotationally symmetric about the optical axis. If the surfaces of the system are spherical, it is the line joining their centers of curvatures. If one or more surfaces are astigmatic or toroidal and have two planes of symmetry, the line of intersection of these two planes forms part of the optical axis.

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