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Optical Engineering

A 12-Inch Aperture Folded MTF Analyzer for Infinite Conjugate Testing
Author(s): Walter E. Woehl
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Paper Abstract

The paper describes a compact Modulation Transfer Function Analyzer for long focal length, infinite conjugate optical systems testing. It uses a 12-inch aperture collimating off-axis parabola and two beam-folding mirrors. The analyzer scans the line spread function, produced by the optical system under test, with a mask having a sinusoidal transmittance grid which varies as a function of the rotation angle. The transmitted modulated flux generates an AC output rep-resentative of the modulation transfer function, which is plotted on an X-Y recorder. A heavy cross-slide bench as-sembly on a granite base provides the required mechanical rigidity and accuracy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1975
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 14(1) doi: 10.1117/12.7971771
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 14, Issue 1
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Walter E. Woehl, AFSC (United States)


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