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A Modulation Transfer Function Analyzer And Its Applications
Author(s): N. S. Kapany; J. L. Shatzel
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Paper Abstract

This paper will describe the instrumental details of a modulation transfer function analyzer capable of presenting automatically the MTF curves in the frequency range of : a) 0.4 cycles/mm to 10 cycles/ mm; b) 4 cycles/mm to 100 cycles/mm; and c) 24 cycles/mm to 600 cycles/mm. The instrument is designed to produce an MTF curve,after the optical element has been set in place, in approximately 5 seconds, with an accuracy of ±5 percent of the indicated response value. This instrument has been used extensively for testing of lens systems, fiber optics components, and such electro-optical systems as image converters and image intensifiers. Pertinent details of the instrument setup for these various applications as well as data on numerous devices will be presented. Instrument accuracies and error analysis will be discussed along with details of y-axis normalization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1968
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0013, Modulation Transfer Function, (1 September 1968); doi: 10.1117/12.946764
Show Author Affiliations
N. S. Kapany, Optics Technology, Inc. (United States)
J. L. Shatzel, Optics Technology, Inc. (United States)


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

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