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  • Vol. 58, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1968
  • pp: 1505–1506

Significance of the Phase of Optical Transfer Functions

ROBERT E. HUFNAGEL  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 58, Issue 11, pp. 1505-1506 (1968)

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A proper assessment of image quality in terms of optical transfer functions requires that the phase angle, as well as the absolute value of the OTF be taken into account. This paper discusses one procedure for accounting for phase in image-quality evaluation.

ROBERT E. HUFNAGEL, "Significance of the Phase of Optical Transfer Functions," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 58, 1505-1506 (1968)

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  1. G. A. Korn and T. M. Korn, Mathematical Handbook for Scientists and Engineers (McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1961), p. 138.
  2. F. Scott and R. E. Hufnagel, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 55, 1564A (1965).
  3. F. Scott, Phot. Sci. Eng. 12, (3), 154 (1968).

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