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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1978
  • pp: 3503–3506

Misalignment in imaging multifibers

M. E. Marhic, S. E. Schacham, and M. Epstein  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 17, Issue 21, pp. 3503-3506 (1978)

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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)

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