The use of lateral shear interferometers for measuring the optical transfer function of an optical system for a white light source is investigated. It is shown that grating lateral shear interferometers fulfill the requirements necessary to perform measurements of both the optical transfer function and the optical coherence function for a white light source. Several possible grating lateral shear interferometers are described.
© 1975 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 10, 1975
Published: July 1, 1975
J. C. Wyant, "OTF measurements with a white light source: an interferometric technique," Appl. Opt. 14, 1613-1615 (1975)