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Transfer Function Characterization Of Grazing Incidence Optical Systems
Author(s): James E. Harvey; Edward C. Moran; William P. Zmek
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Paper Abstract

By using Fourier techniques and linear systems theory we have derived an analytic expression for a generalized transfer function for grazing incidence optical systems operating at ultraviolet and x-ray wave-lengths that includes the effects of optical fabrication errors over the entire range of relevant spatial frequencies. The Fourier transform of this transfer function yields the image distribution (or point spread function) from which encircled energy characteristics or other image quality criteria can be obtained. This transfer function characterization of grazing incidence optical systems allows parametric trade studies and sensitivity analyses to be performed as well as the derivation of fabrication tolerances necessary to satisfy a given image quality requirement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 1988
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0830, Grazing Incidence Optics for Astronomical and Laboratory Applications, (9 August 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.942159
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James E. Harvey, Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)
Edward C. Moran, Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)
William P. Zmek, Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0830:
Grazing Incidence Optics for Astronomical and Laboratory Applications
C. Stuart Bowyer, Editor(s)

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