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  • Vol. 53, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1963
  • pp: 1365–1365

Measurement of the Total Illuminance in a Diffraction Image. I. Point Sources

RICHARD BARAKAT and ALFRED NEWMAN  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 53, Issue 12, pp. 1365-1365 (1963)

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A method of measuring the total illuminance of an optical system is described. Measurements made on a real system show good correlation between theoretical and experimental data. It has been found that experimental measurements of this kind easily reveal the degree of color correction in the axial image and can quantitatively give a measure of lens system performance in terms of total illuminance.

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RICHARD BARAKAT and ALFRED NEWMAN, "Measurement of the Total Illuminance in a Diffraction Image. I. Point Sources," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 53, 1365-1365 (1963)

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  1. Lord Rayleigh (J. W. Strutt), Phil. Mag. 11, 214 (1881).
  2. E. Wolf, Proc. Roy. Soc. (London) A204, 533 (1951).
  3. R. Barakat, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 51, 152 (1961).
  4. R. Barakat and M. Morello, "Computation of the Total Illuminance of an Optical System from the Design Data for Rotationally Symmetric Aberrations" (to be published).
  5. R. R. Shannon and A. H. Newman, Appl. Opt. 2, 365 (1963).

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