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  • Vol. 54, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1964
  • pp: 599–605

Resolution of Shape of Self-Radiant Line Elements

HAROLD OSTERBERG and LUTHER W. SMITH  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 54, Issue 5, pp. 599-605 (1964)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.54.000599


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Abstract

Resolution of shape of self-radiant line elements by objectives of Sonine types <i>S</i><sub><i>v</i></sub> is stated quantitatively as the ratio <i>R</i><sub><i>s</i></sub> of length to width of a uniquely chosen contour of constant irradiance in the diffraction image. This contour passes through the point <i>x</i><sub><i>s</i></sub> of steepest slope of the irradiance <i>H</i> (<i>x</i>) along the length <i>x</i> of the geometrical image. Computations are included of the resolution factor <i>R</i><sub><i>s</i></sub> as a function of the halflength <i>K</i> (in Airy units) of line elements imaged by objectives of types <i>S</i><sub>0</sub>, <i>S</i><sub>1</sub>, and <i>S</i><sub>2</sub>. Type <i>S</i><sub>0</sub> excels type <i>S</i><sub>1</sub> (identical with the Airy type) for resolving shape. In turn, the apodized type <i>S</i><sub>2</sub> is inferior to type <i>S</i><sub>1</sub>.

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HAROLD OSTERBERG and LUTHER W. SMITH, "Resolution of Shape of Self-Radiant Line Elements," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 54, 599-605 (1964)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-54-5-599

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