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  • Vol. 70, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1980
  • pp: 1155–1156

Apodization model of the Stiles-Crawford effect

James P. Carroll  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 70, Issue 9, pp. 1155-1156 (1980)

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Several implications of Metcalf’s apodization model of the Stiles-Crawford effect are presented in this paper. Metcalf showed that there should be a slight smearing of the point-spread function due to the Stiles-Crawford effect. It will be shown that this smearing is approximately equal to the size of a foveal cone. As an obvious consequence of this smearing, there is a decrement in the modulation transfer function for high spatial frequencies. But unexpectedly, there is an increment in the MTF for low spatial frequencies.

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James P. Carroll, "Apodization model of the Stiles-Crawford effect," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 70, 1155-1156 (1980)

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