Microscopy of binary objects in partially coherent light is analyzed in terms of bilinear transfer. A transfer model using two apparent transfer functions is proposed. Its domain of validity is studied by numerical simulation.
© 1988 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 1, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: March 10, 1988
Published: July 1, 1988
D. Courjon, D. Charraut, and G. Bou Debs, "Simplifications of the bilinear transfer for microscopic binary objects," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 5, 1066-1072 (1988)