The Wigner distribution function is viewed as an important tool in the analysis of wave progation and image formation. We discuss why it should be taught in optics courses relating to these topics.
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(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.2990) Imaging systems : Image formation theory
W. T. Rhodes, K. Brenner, and J. T. Sheridan, "Why teach Wigner Optics?," in Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper ETuB3.
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