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Optical Engineering

General transfer function of a compound optical system under linearity conditions in the Fresnel regime
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Paper Abstract

A systematic procedure for calculating the general transfer function of a cascaded linear optical system working under the Fresnel regime is presented. The validity of neglecting the quadratic phase factors is also discussed. For the case of inhomogeneous optical devices with Gaussian profiles, explicit expressions for the transfer functions are calculated through specific Gaussian integrals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 30(10) doi: 10.1117/12.55961
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 30, Issue 10
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Maria L. Calvo, Univ. Complutense/Madrid (Spain)
Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan, Allergan Medical Optics (United States)


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