An analytical study of the influence of the diffraction process aberrations on the self-imaging phenomenon is presented. It is found that in a nonparabolic approximation of spherical waves there exists a range of self-imaging configurations of nonunity magnifications with a considerably reduced field of view that is free of image-line deformations and contrast variations. An experimental verification of the principles derived is given.
© 1988 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 4, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: March 28, 1988
Published: August 1, 1988
Krzysztof Patorski and Sylwester Kozak, "Self-imaging with nonparabolic approximation of spherical wave fronts," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 5, 1322-1327 (1988)