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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1988
  • pp: 1207–1212

Polychromatic optical transfer function of a perfect lens masked by birefringent plates

Biswajit Chakraborty  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 5, Issue 8, pp. 1207-1212 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.5.001207


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Abstract

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

History
Original Manuscript: September 11, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: March 24, 1988
Published: August 1, 1988

Citation
Biswajit Chakraborty, "Polychromatic optical transfer function of a perfect lens masked by birefringent plates," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 5, 1207-1212 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-5-8-1207


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