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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 1987
  • pp: 2770–2772

Bessel annular apodizers: imaging characteristics

Jorge Ojeda-Castañeda, L. R. Berriel-Valdos, and E. Montes  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 26, Issue 14, pp. 2770-2772 (1987)

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Apodizers with relatively high transmittance over an annular region of the exit pupil can reduce the sensitivity to defocusing and to spherical aberration [ Opt. Lett. 11, 487 ( 1986)]. Here, we analyze the imaging properties (pupil functions, point spread functions, optical transfer functions, and Strehl ratios) of the Bessel type of annular apodizers. We also show some computer-simulated images, obtained with and without this kind of annular apodizer.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 17, 1986
Published: July 15, 1987

Jorge Ojeda-Castañeda, L. R. Berriel-Valdos, and E. Montes, "Bessel annular apodizers: imaging characteristics," Appl. Opt. 26, 2770-2772 (1987)

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