Image formation through monoaxial plane-parallel plates.

@article{Simon1988ImageFT,
  title={Image formation through monoaxial plane-parallel plates.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a C Simon},
  journal={Applied optics},
  year={1988},
  volume={27 20},
  pages={4176-82}
}
A quantitative study of the formation of images through plane-parallel plates of a monoaxial birefringent material has been performed. Formulas for the transverse and longitudinal displacements of the image have been obtained, and it is shown that a first-order astigmatism appears which is due exclusively to the anisotropy of the crystal. An exact calculation by ray tracing proves that the approximate formulas are satisfactory. 

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