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Exact calculation of the resolving power of an imaging system
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We present the study of the resolving power of real optical systems in the light of new methods for the calculation of the expressions involved in the diffraction theory of aberrations. These new methods permit the exact calculation of the diffraction integrals, thus avoiding the inaccuracies of the usual approximations. We show the effect of the phase difference between the two point sources and of the plane of observation, in the resolution capabilities of an optical system composed by a lens and a circular aperture.

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Date Published: 19 November 2003
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 4829, 19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life, (19 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.530944
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Josep Ferre-Borrull, Univ. de Barcelona (Spain)
Salvador Bosch, Univ. de Barcelona (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4829:
19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life
Giancarlo C. Righini; Anna Consortini, Editor(s)

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