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Modulation Transfer Function Of Anisoplanatic Optical Systems
Author(s): Thomas S. Huang
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Paper Abstract

Fourier analysis can be applied to an anisoplanatic optical system, if we define the modulation transfer function of such a system as the four-dimensional Fourier transform of its space-variant point spread function. We show that this approach can be used to estimate the band-width of the output image, and thereby provides a way of determin-ing the sampling rates required for computer simulation of such systems. We also show that the computer calculation of the image is less time-consuming to do in the spatial domain than in the frequency domain.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1968
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0013, Modulation Transfer Function, (1 September 1968); doi: 10.1117/12.946751
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Thomas S. Huang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0013:
Modulation Transfer Function
Robert R. Shannon; Richard J. Wollensak, Editor(s)

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