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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 7 — Mar. 30, 2009
  • pp: 5107–5111

Direct determination of f-number by using Ronchi test

Sukmock Lee  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 7, pp. 5107-5111 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.005107


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Abstract

A method to determine f-number for an imaging system is discussed. This method uses Ronchi test and is different in that the value of f-number of the system can be determined without depending on any particular parameters. Two different sizes of aperture for a common system were investigated and the corresponding f-numbers were compared with those calculated by a lens design software. In addition, the determined f-numbers are proved to be consistent with other values obtained in this study.

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OCIS Codes
(120.4820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical systems
(080.2468) Geometric optics : First-order optics

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: February 17, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 12, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 12, 2009
Published: March 16, 2009

Citation
Sukmock Lee, "Direct determination of f-number by using Ronchi test," Opt. Express 17, 5107-5111 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-7-5107


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