A statistical approach is used to characterize image transmission through misaligned multifibers, i.e., differently arranged at the input and output faces, leading to a spatially invariant line spread function. The resulting MTF is the product of the MTF for the aligned system and a function characterizing stochastic departures from alignment. The case of circular fibers with Gaussian misalignment is treated theoretically and is found to account satisfactorily for experimentally observed results.
© 1978 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 8, 1978
Published: November 1, 1978
M. E. Marhic, S. E. Schacham, and M. Epstein, "Misalignment in imaging multifibers," Appl. Opt. 17, 3503-3506 (1978)