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Optical design of optical transfer function instrument
Author(s): Liangjun Zhang; Xinhua Chen; Yuheng Chen; Weimin Shen
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Paper Abstract

The optical design of Optical transfer function (OTF) instrument, which is based on the image Fourier analysis method, is presented. To perform infinite conjugate testing of an optical system, the designed system is mainly composed of the object generator, lens under test, and image analyzer. The object generator offers an object at infinite distance with known spectral and spatial content. It includes the illumination system and the collimating system. The illumination system is analyzed and optimized with CODEV and LightTools software. Performance evaluation indicates that its illumination uniformity in the required area is above 95% .The collimation system based on an off-axis parabolic mirror is of the focal length of 2000mm and the entrance pupil diameter 200mm. Through optimization, the image quality of the collimator is excellent and its on-axis modulation transfer function (MTF) approaches diffraction limit. Collimated beam of the target is imaged by the lens under test. The image is magnified and acquired by image analyzer, which is made up of four parts: an infinite conjugate microscope objective, a tube lens, an eyepiece and a CCD camera. Image Results show that this designed scheme meets the requirements of this OTF instrument.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7506, 2009 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: Optical Systems and Modern Optoelectronic Instruments, 75061Z (1 December 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.837943
Show Author Affiliations
Liangjun Zhang, Soochow Univ. (China)
Jiangsu Key Lab. of Modern Optical Technology (China)
Xinhua Chen, Soochow Univ. (China)
Jiangsu Key Lab. of Modern Optical Technology (China)
Yuheng Chen, Soochow Univ. (China)
Jiangsu Key Lab. of Modern Optical Technology (China)
Weimin Shen, Soochow Univ. (China)
Jiangsu Key Lab. of Modern Optical Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7506:
2009 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: Optical Systems and Modern Optoelectronic Instruments
Yongtian Wang; Yunlong Sheng; Kimio Tatsuno, Editor(s)

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