OPTICAL TRANSFER FUNCTION SYNTHESIS: A GEOMETRICAL OPTICS APPROACH.

Harrison H Barrett, M. Y. Chiu, S. K. Gordon, R. E. Parks, W. Swindell

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Abstract

It is demonstrated that, within the limits of geometrical optics, it is possible to specify a pure-phase pupil function that will produce any desired optical transfer function (OTF) or point spread function (PSF) in an incoherent optical processing system. A general prescription for finding the pupil function is presented, and specific analytical results are given for simple power-law PSFs. As an example, the fabrication and testing of a logarithmic phase plate that produces an appropriate PSF for incoherent optical processing of transaxial tomography data are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2760-2766
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Optics
Volume18
Issue number16
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979

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Barrett, H. H., Chiu, M. Y., Gordon, S. K., Parks, R. E., & Swindell, W. (1979). OPTICAL TRANSFER FUNCTION SYNTHESIS: A GEOMETRICAL OPTICS APPROACH. Applied Optics, 18(16), 2760-2766.

OPTICAL TRANSFER FUNCTION SYNTHESIS : A GEOMETRICAL OPTICS APPROACH. / Barrett, Harrison H; Chiu, M. Y.; Gordon, S. K.; Parks, R. E.; Swindell, W.

In: Applied Optics, Vol. 18, No. 16, 01.01.1979, p. 2760-2766.

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Barrett, HH, Chiu, MY, Gordon, SK, Parks, RE & Swindell, W 1979, 'OPTICAL TRANSFER FUNCTION SYNTHESIS: A GEOMETRICAL OPTICS APPROACH.', Applied Optics, vol. 18, no. 16, pp. 2760-2766.
Barrett HH, Chiu MY, Gordon SK, Parks RE, Swindell W. OPTICAL TRANSFER FUNCTION SYNTHESIS: A GEOMETRICAL OPTICS APPROACH. Applied Optics. 1979 Jan 1;18(16):2760-2766.
Barrett, Harrison H ; Chiu, M. Y. ; Gordon, S. K. ; Parks, R. E. ; Swindell, W. / OPTICAL TRANSFER FUNCTION SYNTHESIS : A GEOMETRICAL OPTICS APPROACH. In: Applied Optics. 1979 ; Vol. 18, No. 16. pp. 2760-2766.
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