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User-Oriented Fourier Optical Evaluation Techniques
Author(s): W. P. Hennessy; D. E. Grodecki
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a method of incorporating a command language in a computer program by which the user can easily specify operations to be performed on a matrix of complex numbers. Through a series of simple commands, the user can calculate both near-and far-field diffraction integrals, polychromatic spread functions, optical transfer functions, line spread functions as well as radial and knife-edge energy distributions; he can convolve spread functions with detectors or apertures of various shanes. Any or all intermediate calculations can be stored for further processing. Both actual plots and printer plots in two or three dimensions can be produced.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1978
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0147, Computer-Aided Optical Design, (1 December 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956639
Show Author Affiliations
W. P. Hennessy, Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)
D. E. Grodecki, Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0147:
Computer-Aided Optical Design
Robert E. Fischer, Editor(s)

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