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Chin. Opt. Lett.
 Home  List of Issues    Issue 11 , Vol. 16 , 2018    10.3788/COL201816.113301

Objective quantification of chromatic aberration across the visual field of the human eye
Yangchun Deng1;2;3, Junlei Zhao1;2, Yun Dai1;2, and Yudong Zhang1;2
1 [Key Laboratory on Adaptive Optics, Chinese Academy of Sciences], Chengdu 61 0209, China
2 Laboratory on Adaptive Optics, [Institute of Optics and Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences], Chengdu 6102 09, China
3 [University of Chinese Academy of Sciences], Beijing 100049, China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2018, 16(11): pp.113301

Topic:Vision, color, and visual optics
Keywords(OCIS Code): 330.4460  170.4460  330.7327  330.7328  

A simple and straightforward method to objectively measure the transverse chromatic aberration (TCA) at horizontal field angles out to ±10° from the visual axis of the human eye was proposed. Longitudinal chromatic aberration (LCA) was also measured across the visual field. The TCA of a human eye was obtained by deviation of the point spread function (PSF) images. LCA was calculated from the Zernike defocus. The average TCA changing with eccentricity was 0.162 arcmin/degree between 639 nm and 795 nm wavelengths. Near the optic axis of the eye, the average LCA was 0.37 ± 0.02 D, and it increased slightly with eccentricity (up to 0.54 ± 0.02 D).

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Posted online:2018/10/30

Get Citation: Yangchun Deng, Junlei Zhao, Yun Dai, and Yudong Zhang, "Objective quantification of chromatic aberration across the visual field of the human eye," Chin. Opt. Lett. 16(11), 113301(2018)

Note: This work was partially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (No. 61378064) and the National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (No. 2015AA020510).


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