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Binarization of apodizers by adapted one-dimensional error diffusion method
Author(s): Marek Kowalczyk; Tomasz Cichocki; Manuel Martinez-Corral; Pedro Andres
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Paper Abstract

Two novel algorithms for the binarization of continuous rotationally symmetric real positive pupil filters are presented. Both algorithms are based on 1-D error diffusion concept. The original gray-tone apodizer is substituted by a set of transparent and opaque concentric annular zones. Depending on the algorithm the resulting binary mask consists of either equal width or equal area zones. The diffractive behavior of binary filters is evaluated. It is shown that the pupils with equal width zones give Fraunhofer diffraction pattern more similar to that of the original continuous-tone pupil than those with equal area zones, assuming in both cases the same resolution limit of printing device.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2169, Nonconventional Optical Imaging Elements, (12 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.190236
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Marek Kowalczyk, Univ. de Valencia (Spain)
Tomasz Cichocki, Univ. de Valencia (Spain)
Manuel Martinez-Corral, Univ. de Valencia (Spain)
Pedro Andres, Univ. de Valencia (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2169:
Nonconventional Optical Imaging Elements
Jerzy Nowak; Marek Zajac, Editor(s)

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