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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1983
  • pp: 1413–1414

Derivation of the point spread function

Hubert F. A. Tschunko  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 9, pp. 1413-1414 (1983)

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The derivation of the point spread function in general uses the mathematical theory of diffraction in detail. This derivation uses geometric relations of the incoming and diffracted wave front to establish the diffraction integral, which is equal to the Hankel integral for the Bessel function of the first kind of order one.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 17, 1983
Published: May 1, 1983

Hubert F. A. Tschunko, "Derivation of the point spread function," Appl. Opt. 22, 1413-1414 (1983)

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