The optical transfer function of a perfect-lens aperture masked by linear retarders or rotators with an analyzer at the output side is studied. The beam of light considered is a polarized polychromatic beam with a Gaussian spectral profile.
© 1988 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 11, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: March 24, 1988
Published: August 1, 1988
Biswajit Chakraborty, "Polychromatic optical transfer function of a perfect lens masked by birefringent plates," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 5, 1207-1212 (1988)