The relationship between the transverse and the on-axis behaviors of various pupil-plane filters is described. Expressions for general energy constraints associated with these filters are also derived. Transverse and axial diffraction properties of filters with quadratic radial transmittance are demonstrated experimentally.
© 1988 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 18, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: December 23, 1987
Published: May 1, 1988
C. J. R. Sheppard and Z. S. Hegedus, "Axial behavior of pupil-plane filters," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 5, 643-647 (1988)