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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1999
  • pp: 2307–2309

Rayleigh wave-front criterion: comment

Adriaan van den Bos  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 16, Issue 9, pp. 2307-2309 (1999)

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A correction is presented to a quantitative study [J. Opt. Soc. Am. 55, 572 (1965)] of Rayleigh’s criterion for allowable wave-front amplitude aberration. Also, for comparison, Maréchal’s alternative root-mean-square criterion is evaluated under the same conditions.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.1010) Geometric optics : Aberrations (global)
(110.3000) Imaging systems : Image quality assessment

Original Manuscript: February 16, 1999
Revised Manuscript: May 3, 1999
Manuscript Accepted: May 3, 1999
Published: September 1, 1999

Adriaan van den Bos, "Rayleigh wave-front criterion: comment," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 16, 2307-2309 (1999)

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