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Use Of The Transfer Function For Evaluating Imaging Instruments With A Non Rotationally Symmetrical Point Spread Function (P.S.F.). Application To Optical Systems.
Author(s): S. Bosch; I. Juvells; F. Abbad; J. Campos
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Paper Abstract

The image quality criteria based on the MTF of the image-forming instrument are faced with a practical problem when they are used for evaluating on-axis and off-axis samples together. For off-axis samples it is necessary to average the tangential and sagittal sections and to compare the result with the single on-axis MTF curves. A convenient solution to this problem is to consider the actual two-dimensional MTF. A simplified method for relating the one dimensional sections which are usually measured (tangential and sagittal) to the corresponding real two-dimensional function is given.

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Date Published: 18 May 1987
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0702, International Topical Meeting on Image Detection and Quality, (18 May 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.966756
Show Author Affiliations
S. Bosch, Universitat de Barcelona (Spain)
I. Juvells, Universitat de Barcelona (Spain)
F. Abbad, Universitat de Barcelona (Spain)
J. Campos, Universitat de Barcelona (Spain)

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

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