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Contribution of ghost and narcissus effects in MTF calculation
Author(s): Josep Arasa; Carlos Pizarro; Nuria Tomas; Jose Antonio Diaz
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Paper Abstract

The MTF is a parameter used for quality analysis of a system in optical design. In optical design, this parameter is usually obtained without taking into account energy losses and ghost and narcissus effects. The proposed method to calculate MTF with this contribution has the same structure than traditional method. This one is based on ray tracing to obtain the PSF of the optical system, and then apply the Fourier transform to obtain MTF. The method we propose has three modifications from the traditional method: it uses a non-sequential ray tracing, it includes samples structures in the process to obtain the PSF and it also includes energy looses in the PSF function. In this work, we present the influence of and ghost and narcissus effects in MTF for a triplet system proposed by M. Laikin. We have obtained the traditional MTF with commercial available software Beam4, and our method without inclusion of ghost and narcissus effects. Also we have compared all results obtained with those that M. Laikin gives. Finally we have obtained the MTF with the contribution of ghost and narcissus effects using our proposed method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 August 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3737, Design and Engineering of Optical Systems II, (27 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.360000
Show Author Affiliations
Josep Arasa, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Carlos Pizarro, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Nuria Tomas, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Jose Antonio Diaz, Univ. de Granada (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3737:
Design and Engineering of Optical Systems II
Fritz Merkle, Editor(s)

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