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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1984
  • pp: 1914–1916

Sonine’s Bessel identity applied to apodization

A. B. Schultz, T. Vernon Frazier, and E. Kosso  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 12, pp. 1914-1916 (1984)

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The apodization technique has been applied to refracting telescopes but rarely to reflecting telescopes. This paper reports results obtained using a 16-sec of arc f/11 Cassegrain telescope. Aperture shapes were determined by imposing the condition that the diffraction pattern along one direction in the image plane be defined by a Sonine diffraction pattern. Polaris (α-UMin) and its companion were used as the test system.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 18, 1983
Published: June 15, 1984

A. B. Schultz, T. Vernon Frazier, and E. Kosso, "Sonine’s Bessel identity applied to apodization," Appl. Opt. 23, 1914-1916 (1984)

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