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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 25, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1986
  • pp: 2003–2007

Two-pupil synthesis of optical transfer functions: 2: Pupil function relationships

Joseph N. Mait and William T. Rhodes  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 25, Issue 12, pp. 2003-2007 (1986)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.25.002003


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Abstract

Although different methods have been proposed for realizing bipolar point spread functions in hybrid two-channel incoherent spatial filtering systems, each method relies either on interference or noninterference between the two channels to achieve the desired synthesis. It is shown that the pupil functions appropriate for synthesis in these two regimes are related through a linear transformation. Furthermore, the pupil functions appropriate for a noninteractive synthesis can be used to specify pupil functions appropriate for any other synthesis.

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Original Manuscript: December 5, 1985
Published: June 15, 1986

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Joseph N. Mait and William T. Rhodes, "Two-pupil synthesis of optical transfer functions: 2: Pupil function relationships," Appl. Opt. 25, 2003-2007 (1986)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-25-12-2003


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