anamorphic system

anamorphic system

[¦an·ə¦mȯr·fik ′sis·təm]
(optics)
An optical system incorporating a cylindrical surface in which the image is distorted so that the angle of coverage in a direction perpendicular to the cylinder is different for the image than for the object.
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The slim textbook develops the matrix for the reflection at a spherical mirror, analyzes the sensitivity of an optical system to misadjustment, considers the effect of a rotation about the optical axis in an anamorphic system, and presents design approaches for several triplet systems.
Trade name copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox for a wide-screen process based on an Anamorphic system developed by Professor Henri Chretien.
Other chapters cover the use of Zernike circle polynomials for non-circular pupils, anamorphic systems, and numerical wavefront analysis.