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  • Vol. 67, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1977
  • pp: 1122–1123

Image sharpness, Fourier optics, and redundant-spacing interferometry

J. P. Hamaker, J. D. O’Sullivan, and J. E. Noordam  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 67, Issue 8, pp. 1122-1123 (1977)

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We give a simple proof of the image sharpness criterion S1 introduced by Muller and Buffington. A close connection with interferometric techniques for diffraction-limited imaging is pointed out. The method of our proof provides indications on the limited validity of several other sharpness criteria.

© 1977 Optical Society of America

J. P. Hamaker, J. D. O’Sullivan, and J. E. Noordam, "Image sharpness, Fourier optics, and redundant-spacing interferometry," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 67, 1122-1123 (1977)

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