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The White Light Modulation Transfer Function Of Optical Systems As A Function Of The State Of Colour Correction
Author(s): H. Kohler; K. Metzmacher
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Paper Abstract

The modulation transfer function of optical systems is computed under strict consideration of diffraction at a given spectral distribution of light source and radiation detector. The consideration is based on the precondition that the monochromatic aberrations of the optical system are negligibly small and that only the chromatic aberra-tions are effective. The modulation transfer function is computed for different states of correction with regard to the correction of the chromatic aberrations (over and under-correction, secondary spectrum) and the corresponding results discussed in order to obtain rules for optimum correction of chromatic aberration.

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Date Published: 1 September 1968
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0013, Modulation Transfer Function, (1 September 1968); doi: 10.1117/12.946765
Show Author Affiliations
H. Kohler, Carl Zeiss (Germany)
K. Metzmacher, University Stuttgart (Germany)

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

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