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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 2013
  • pp: 538–545

Cylindrical lenses—focusing and imaging: a review [Invited]

Colin J. R. Sheppard  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 4, pp. 538-545 (2013)

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Focusing by an aberration-free cylindrical lens is analyzed in the paraxial Fresnel and Debye approximations, and expressions are given. Plots are given for the intensity in the focal region, the defocused optical transfer function (OTF), the generalized OTF, and the ambiguity function and are compared with the case of an aberration-free spherical lens. Nonparaxial lenses are also discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(110.4850) Imaging systems : Optical transfer functions

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: October 1, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 4, 2012
Published: January 24, 2013

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Colin J. R. Sheppard, "Cylindrical lenses—focusing and imaging: a review [Invited]," Appl. Opt. 52, 538-545 (2013)

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