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Optical Engineering

Assessment of a Wigner-distribution-function-based method to compute the polychromatic axial response given by an aberrated optical system
Author(s): Walter D. Furlan; Genaro Saavedra; Enrique Silvestre-Mora; Juan A. Monsoriu; Jose D. Patrignani
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Paper Abstract

A numerical method that uses the Wigner distribution function to compute the impulse response along the optical axis provided by an aberrated optical system is evaluated. The technique is compared with a classical method used to compute the response integral. Test systems with pupils of nonconventional shape are considered. It is shown that, in general, the same degree of accuracy for the computation of the polychromatic merit functions is achieved faster by use of this novel method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 42(3) doi: 10.1117/1.1541003
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 42, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Walter D. Furlan, Univ. de Valencia (Spain)
Genaro Saavedra, Univ. de Valencia (Spain)
Enrique Silvestre-Mora, Univ. de Valencia (Spain)
Juan A. Monsoriu, Univ. de Valencia (Spain)
Jose D. Patrignani, Univ. Nacional del Sur (Argentina)

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