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Extension Of The "Modulation Transfer Function" Concept To Solid State Imagers Optically Coupled To Fiber-Optic Faceplates
Author(s): Michel Sayag; R. H. Dyck
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes an extension of the MTF concept to solid state imagers optically coupled to fiber-optic faceplates. An analysis of the image formation is presented and the limitations of the conventional MTF concept are discussed. An MTF simulation is performed for a fiber-optic faceplate with a 5μm fiber diameter, a line-scan CCD image sensor with a 13μm pixel pitch and the same sensor optically coupled to the faceplate. The MTFs of the sensor with and without the faceplate, measured using a knife-edge technique, are compared to the simulated MTFs and found to be in good agreement provided that imperfect Extra Mural Absorption (EMA) is included in the analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 1987
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0702, International Topical Meeting on Image Detection and Quality, (18 May 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.966715
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Michel Sayag, Fairchild Weston Systems, Inc. (United States)
R. H. Dyck, Fairchild Weston Systems, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0702:
International Topical Meeting on Image Detection and Quality
Lucien F. Guyot, Editor(s)

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