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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

  • Vol. 17, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2000
  • pp: 356–358

Aberration and the Strehl ratio

A. van den Bos  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 17, Issue 2, pp. 356-358 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.17.000356


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Abstract

An exact expression is derived for the Strehl ratio as a function of the minimum root-mean-square aberration value that may produce it. The result is applicable to any aperture and is shown to imply a similar expression for the Strehl ratio as a function of the minimum amplitude range of the aberration.

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

Citation
A. van den Bos, "Aberration and the Strehl ratio," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 17, 356-358 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-17-2-356


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References

  1. J. Strutt (Lord Rayleigh), in Scientific Papers (Cambridge U. Press, Cambridge, UK, 1899), Vol. 1, Chap. 62, pp. 428–436.
  2. A. Maréchal, “Étude des effets combinés de la diffraction et des aberrations géométriques sur l’image d’un point lumineux,” Rev. Opt. Théorique Instrum. 26, 257–277 (1947).
  3. M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Cambridge U. Press, Cambridge, UK, 1997).
  4. A. van den Bos, “Rayleigh wave-front criterion: comment,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 16, 2307–2309 (1999).

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