Read Smith chapter 11, sections 11.1 through 11.6 (p 347-361)

- Answer the following questions from your reading of chapter 11
- What Strehl ratio does Smith associate with l/8 p-v opd error?
- What is Smith's relationship between p-v and rms opd error for smooth and rough deformations?
- What is a "hexa-polar" grid and how does Smith use it?

- Do the four questions at the end of chapter 4 of the printed notes.
- Plot the Strehl approximation for both the quadratic and gaussian formulas on the same plot as a function of rms wavefront error. Over what range of wavefront error do these two formulas show acceptable agreement?
- The MATLAB program
`make_spots`, found in spots.zip, generates a set of transverse ray errors for a specific aberration. Find the centroid, rms spot radius, and maximum spot diameter for this set of ray errors. The spot diagram for these rays is shown below.

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