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  • Vol. 53, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1963
  • pp: 812–815

Evaluation of Plane Mirrors by Contrast Transfer

JURGEN R. MEYER-ARENDT  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 53, Issue 7, pp. 812-815 (1963)

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The capacity of a reflecting surface to transfer contrast is governed by two parameters, “figure,” and microroughness. In the present study, highly polished surfaces were evaluated in terms of contrast or modulation transfer; it was found that only figure, not microroughness, accounts for a reduction in modulation transfer at higher spatial frequencies of object details.

JURGEN R. MEYER-ARENDT, "Evaluation of Plane Mirrors by Contrast Transfer," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 53, 812-815 (1963)

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