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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 23, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1984
  • pp: 2693–2696

Misfocus tolerance seen by simple inspection of the ambiguity function

H. Bartelt, J. Ojeda-Castañeda, and Enrique E. Sicre  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 16, pp. 2693-2696 (1984)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.23.002693


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Abstract

Since Woodward’s ambiguity function contains all the optical transfer functions with varying focus error, it can be applied to display visually the tolerance to focus error. We compare the tolerance to defocus of a transparent but finite extended pupil and a pupil with a central obscuration.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: January 24, 1984
Published: August 15, 1984

Citation
H. Bartelt, J. Ojeda-Castañeda, and Enrique E. Sicre, "Misfocus tolerance seen by simple inspection of the ambiguity function," Appl. Opt. 23, 2693-2696 (1984)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-23-16-2693


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