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Image formation and optical transfer function in a course of Fourier optics
Author(s): Maria Josefa Yzuel

Paper Abstract

A discussion on the interest of the study of diffractional image formation theory in a course of Fourier Optics is carried out. We develop a general description of the partially coherent illumination case. Images of extended objects like the line and periodical structures are given for different values of the coherence parameter. The apparent transfer function is introduced as a quality criterium. For the incoherent illumination this parameter is compared with the optical transfer function.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3831, Sixth International Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, (16 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.388720
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Maria Josefa Yzuel, Univ. Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3831:
Sixth International Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
Jose Javier Sanchez-Mondragon, Editor(s)

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