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)