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An afocal lens has an infinite focal length, meaning that both the object and the image are at infinity. Useful First-Order Relationships As discussed earlier, in first-order optics, lenses can be represented by planes where all of the bending or refraction takes place. Aberrations are nonexistent in first-order optics, and the imagery is by definition absolutely perfect. There are a series of first-order relationships or equations, which come in very handy in one’s everyday work, and we will discuss the most useful ones here.

Further, the lens will be heavier and thicker. So why don’t we truncate the aperture in the plane of Fig. 7D? 2 Vignetting Stops and Pupils and Other Basic Principles 33 and lighter in weight. Telescopes, projectors, and other visual optical systems can have vignetting of about 30 to 40%, and the eye can generally “tolerate” this amount of vignetting. When we say that the eye can tolerate 30 to 40% vignetting, what we mean is that a slowly varying brightness over an image of this magnitude is generally not noticed.

17. The optical invariant defines the relationship between the angles and heights of these two rays through the system, and in any location in the optical system it is given as I ϭ yp n u Ϫ y n up where the subscript p refers to the principal ray, no subscript refers to the marginal ray, and n is the refractive index. 17 The Optical Invariant Basic Optics and Optical System Specifications 21 The optical invariant, I, once computed for a given system, remains constant everywhere within the system.

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