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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 1985
  • pp: 4473–4482

Diffraction by an aberrated optical system with nonuniform amplitude transmission: results for primary coma

Subhash C. Biswas and Jean-Eudes Villeneuve  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 24, Issue 24, pp. 4473-4482 (1985)

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Diffraction image of a point source due to an optical system with residual primary coma and nonuniform amplitude transmission is studied in order to obtain a suitable expression for the fractional encircled energy distribution in the Fraunhofer plane. Numerical results are obtained for a series of pupil filters and for various amounts of coma in the system. Intensity distribution, fractional encircled energy distribution, Strehl ratio, two-point resolution, and comatic elongation are the properties of the diffraction field that have been examined. A comparative study of the performance of these pupil filters under influence of primary coma is also presented.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 3, 1985
Published: December 15, 1985

Subhash C. Biswas and Jean-Eudes Villeneuve, "Diffraction by an aberrated optical system with nonuniform amplitude transmission: results for primary coma," Appl. Opt. 24, 4473-4482 (1985)

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