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Principle of chromatic aberration

The animation illustrates the principle of chromatic aberration. A lens with a focused light beam is shown. Depending on the choice of color components different focal points are created.

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The animation shows a collection lens that focuses a white light beam. Various color components of the light are refracted differently and therefore create varied focal points.


Title:Principle of chromatic aberration
Target group:
  • Teachers and lecturers
  • Self-learners
Platforms (primary):
  • Microsoft® Windows®
  • Microsoft® PowerPoint®
  • Apple® Macintosh®
  • Enlargeable without loss
  • No installation required
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Die Animstion zeigt ein flüssiges Medium, das von einem Lichtstrahl durchdrungen wird. In Abhängigkeit von der Brechzahl wird der Lichtstrahl unterschiedlich stark gebrochen
Snelliussches Brechungsgesetz

Die Animation zeigt eine Linse, das einen Lichtstrahl fokussiert. Aufgrund der sphärischen Aberration entstehen unterschiedliche Fokuspunkte.
Prinzip der sphärischen Aberration

Die Animation zeigt eine Linse, dessen numerische Apertur interaktiv verändert werden kann. In Abhängigkeit von der numerischen Apertur verschiebt sich der Brennpunkt der Linse.
Begriff der numerischen Apertur


Authoring tool: Adobe Animate


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