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Review On Methods For Simplification Of Optical Performance Criteria
Author(s): Paul Kuttner
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Paper Abstract

Measurements for quality assurance have to guarantee optical performance of production. Suitable criteria have to be in close connection with the application of the lens. First a simplified criterion to describe focusing with the human eye is given. Several performance criteria can be drived from MTF: MTF value for a characteristic spatial frequency. Integration of MTF value for a characteristic spatial frequency over the whole image field. In connection with this criterion the equality of image performance over the field has to be answered. Integration of MTF up to a limiting spatial frequency. This frequency can be specified by the intersection of MTF curve and threshold curve of the receiver. A classification of optical systems seems to be reasonable to yield characteristic parameters for simplification of performance criteria.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 1984
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0467, Image Assessment: Infrared and Visible, (14 May 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.941583
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Paul Kuttner, Optische Werke G. Rodenstock (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0467:
Image Assessment: Infrared and Visible
Thomas L. Williams, Editor(s)

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