Aplanatic

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Description

A lens that has been corrected for spherical aberration and coma. An aplanatic lens will focus all transmitted radiation in the same plane.

Synonyms and Related Terms

aplanatisch (Deut.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • ASTM, Standard Terminology of Microscopy, Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Section 14, General Methods and Instrumentation, ASTM, E175, 75-78, May 1982
  • Walter C. McCrone, John Gustave Delly, The Particle Atlas, W. McCrone Associates, Chicago, IV, 1972
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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