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Effect of multiple circular holes Fraunhofer diffraction for the infrared optical imaging
Author(s): Chunlian Lu; He Lv; Yang Cao; Zhisong Cai; Xiaojun Tan
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Paper Abstract

With the development of infrared optics, infrared optical imaging systems play an increasingly important role in modern optical imaging systems. Infrared optical imaging is used in industry, agriculture, medical, military and transportation. But in terms of infrared optical imaging systems which are exposed for a long time, some contaminations will affect the infrared optical imaging. When the contamination contaminate on the lens surface of the optical system, it would affect diffraction. The lens can be seen as complementary multiple circular holes screen happen Fraunhofer diffraction. According to Babinet principle, you can get the diffraction of the imaging system. Therefore, by studying the multiple circular holes Fraunhofer diffraction, conclusions can be drawn about the effect of infrared imaging. This paper mainly studies the effect of multiple circular holes Fraunhofer diffraction for the optical imaging. Firstly, we introduce the theory of Fraunhofer diffraction and Point Spread Function. Point Spread Function is a basic tool to evaluate the image quality of the optical system. Fraunhofer diffraction will affect Point Spread Function. Then, the results of multiple circular holes Fraunhofer diffraction are given for different hole size and hole spacing. We choose the hole size from 0.1mm to 1mm and hole spacing from 0.3mm to 0.8mm. The infrared wavebands of optical imaging are chosen from 1μm to 5μm. We use the MATLAB to simulate light intensity distribution of multiple circular holes Fraunhofer diffraction. Finally, three-dimensional diffraction maps of light intensity are given to contrast.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 November 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9271, Holography, Diffractive Optics, and Applications VI, 92712B (11 November 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2071663
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Chunlian Lu, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)
He Lv, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)
Yang Cao, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)
Zhisong Cai, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)
Xiaojun Tan, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9271:
Holography, Diffractive Optics, and Applications VI
Yunlong Sheng; Chongxiu Yu; Changhe Zhou, Editor(s)

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