Optical Transfer Functions

Authored by: Virendra N. Mahajan

Encyclopedia of Optical and Photonic Engineering

Print publication date:  September  2015
Online publication date:  September  2015

Print ISBN: 9781439850978
eBook ISBN: 9781351247184
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EOE2-120006102

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Abstract

Imaging in the spatial frequency domain is compared by discussing the diffraction and geometrical optical transfer functions. Each sinusoidal component is imaged by the system with a reduced contrast and a phase change that depend on its spatial frequency.

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