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  • Vol. 63, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1973
  • pp: 714–720

Modulation transfer function and efficiency of transparent luminescing materials

J. Gasper  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 63, Issue 6, pp. 714-720 (1973)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.63.000714


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Abstract

Transparent luminescing screens can be used as image transducers in radiographic and image-intensifier systems. The modulation transfer function (MTF) and efficiency of these screens when used in conjunction with a receiver or recording medium are obtained from the derivation of the point spread function of the screen-receiver system. The derivation accounts for all optical paths and attenuations of the luminescent energy producing the spread function. Both the theoretical MTF’s and energy-transducing efficiencies of several screen-receiver systems are presented for various system parameters. The MTF of an actual (ZnS) screen-film system, computed from this derivation, was found to be in excellent agreement with the MTF of the system determined by photographic photometry.

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J. Gasper, "Modulation transfer function and efficiency of transparent luminescing materials," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 63, 714-720 (1973)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-63-6-714


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