The optical transfer function of a wavefront coding odd-symmetric quadratic phase mask imager is mathematically derived. The available spatial frequency bandwidth is quantified and a special imaging condition yielding an increased dynamic range is identified.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(070.6110) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial filtering
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.4850) Imaging systems : Optical transfer functions
M. Somayaji and M. P. Christensen, "Optical Transfer Function of the Odd-Symmetric Quadratic Phase Mask Imager," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper FWT4.