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  • Vol. 67, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1977
  • pp: 1357–1360

Principle of equivalence between scanning and conventional optical imaging systems

Dorian Kermisch  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 67, Issue 10, pp. 1357-1360 (1977)

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The principle of equivalence between the imaging properties of scanning and conventional imaging systems has been proven in the past by assuming scalar sources of radiation and isotropic media. We prove here its general validity for optical systems with vector, electromagnetic sources of radiation and any optically nonactive media.

© 1977 Optical Society of America

Dorian Kermisch, "Principle of equivalence between scanning and conventional optical imaging systems," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 67, 1357-1360 (1977)

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