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  • Vol. 70, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1980
  • pp: 1544–1549

Radiance transfer function

Tomasz Jannson  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 70, Issue 12, pp. 1544-1549 (1980)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.70.001544


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Abstract

The transformation of generalized radiance by space-invariant linear systems, based on Walther’s second definition is analyzed. The transfer function for a generalized radiance function is introduced. Its form in the case of quasihomogeneous sources is discussed on the basis of two important examples: free space and an isoplanatic optical system.

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Tomasz Jannson, "Radiance transfer function," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 70, 1544-1549 (1980)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-70-12-1544


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References

  1. See, for example, M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, New York, 1970), Chap. 4.8.
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  14. See, for example, Ref. 1, Chap. 9.5.
  15. We use f′ here because the symbol f we reserve for the spatial frequency vector of the generalized radiance; however, both f′ and f define the spatial frequency vectors. Bearing in mind the different limitations of Fourier spectra of amplitude and generalized radiance, respectively, such a distinction seems to be justified.
  16. See Ref. 8, Appendix A.
  17. See, for example, Ref. 8.
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  20. See Ref. 18, Chap. 3.

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