# Zernike Polynomials and Optical Aberration

Zernike Polynomials and Optical Aberration

The Zernike polynomials are commonly used in the analysis of adaptive optics systems. Annular Zernikes are particularly useful for analyzing the aberrations of telescopes with annular pupils (e.g., Cassegrain telescopes). Choose a type of aberration and a radius of the annulus to see the resulting polynomial.