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  • Vol. 10, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1971
  • pp: 105–108

Images of Truncated One-Dimensional Periodic Bar Targets in Aberration-Limited Optical Systems

J. W. Foreman, Jr., G. H. Hunt, and E. K. Lawson  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 10, Issue 1, pp. 105-108 (1971)

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This paper deals with the properties of the images of truncated one-dimensional periodic bar targets formed by aberration-limited optical systems. Attention is directed to the problem of determining how many bars are required at a given spatial frequency in order to obtain an image which closely approximates that for an infinite-chain periodic bar target. Numerical calculations are carried out for the case of an aberration-limited, glancing-incidence x-ray telescope.

© 1971 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 16, 1970
Published: January 1, 1971

J. W. Foreman, G. H. Hunt, and E. K. Lawson, "Images of Truncated One-Dimensional Periodic Bar Targets in Aberration-Limited Optical Systems," Appl. Opt. 10, 105-108 (1971)

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