Definition of chromatic aberration in English:

chromatic aberration

Syllabification: chro·mat·ic ab·er·ra·tion

noun

Optics
  • The material effect produced by the refraction of different wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation through slightly different angles, resulting in a failure to focus. It causes colored fringes in the images produced by uncorrected lenses.
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    • Typical aberrations that can impact imaging performance include astigmatism, chromatic aberration, and spherical aberration.
    • For instance, a white-light profilometer system uses chromatic aberration or an interferometry and phase shift technique to measure surface roughness to 1 nm.
    • The effects of spherical and chromatic aberration increase as the pupil expands.

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