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  • Vol. 54, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1964
  • pp: 519–519

Measurement of Modulation Transfer Functions in the Presence of Astigmatism

ANTHONY J. MONTGOMERY  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 54, Issue 4, pp. 519-519 (1964)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.54.000519


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Abstract

In order to confirm the theoretical results for the modulation transfer of an optical system with varying amounts of astigmatism it is first necessary to devise a method for introducing the required amount of astigmatism. This was very simply achieved using a low-power cylindrical spectacle lens. The modulation transfer for lines oriented parallel, perpendicular and at 45° to the tangential plane was measured using the interferometer described in a previous paper and good agreement was found between theory and experiment.

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ANTHONY J. MONTGOMERY, "Measurement of Modulation Transfer Functions in the Presence of Astigmatism," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 54, 519-519 (1964)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-54-4-519


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References

  1. A. J. Montgomery, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 54, 191 (1964).
  2. M. De, Proc. Roy. Soc. (London) A233, 91 (1955); thesis, University of London, 1956.
  3. Max Herzberger, Opt. Acta 7, 239 (1960).

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