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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1996
  • pp: 1667–1669

Coherent model-based optical resolution

A. van den Bos and A. J. den Dekker  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 13, Issue 8, pp. 1667-1669 (1996)

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Earlier results on parametric model-based optical resolution by the first author [ J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4, 1402 ( 1987)] concerned two incoherent sources of known intensity. These results are generalized to sources with any degree of coherence and unknown intensity. A further generalization is that the model underlying the observations and that chosen by the experimenter need not be the same. It is shown how, for a chosen model, observations from which the sources can be resolved can be distinguished from observations from which they cannot.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 5, 1995
Revised Manuscript: January 26, 1996
Manuscript Accepted: February 14, 1996
Published: August 1, 1996

A. van den Bos and A. J. den Dekker, "Coherent model-based optical resolution," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 13, 1667-1669 (1996)

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  1. A. van den Bos, “Optical resolution: an analysis based on catastrophe theory,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4, 1402–1406 (1987). [CrossRef]
  2. J. W. Goodman, Statistical Optics (Wiley, New York, 1985), pp. 326–328.
  3. M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, Oxford, 1980).

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