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Optical Engineering

The Application of Frequency Response Techniques in Optics
Author(s): H. H. Hopkins
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Paper Abstract

THE THEORY OF FREQUENCY RESPONSE CALCULATIONS One of the principal advantages that have come from optical frequency response theory has been the possibility of evaluating the frequency response curves, and therefore the image quality, from the constructional data of the optical system. Since the methods have to be equally applicable to, say, extra-axial images in very wide-angle systems, it was necessary to reconsider critically the Fraunhofer diffraction formula on which they are based.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1969
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 7(5) 705131 doi: 10.1117/12.7971484
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 7, Issue 5
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H. H. Hopkins, Imperial College of Science and Technology (United Kingdom)


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