6 June 1995 Effect of segmented windows on the MTF of optical systems
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Proceedings Volume 2426, 9th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel; (1995) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.211218
Event: Optical Engineering in Israel: 9th Meeting, 1994, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Abstract
Segmenting of the incident wavefront at the entrance pupil of an optical system, occurs in systems with segmented windows and in certain configurations of scanning systems that include polygons as the scanning element. Segmenting of the wavefront may cause a serious degradation to the MTF of the system. In some cases, the resolution of such systems may be decreased by a factor of two. In this paper, the degradation of the MTF is calculated for coherent and incoherent light. It is shown how such cases may be simulated using the CODE- VR software. An experimental setup was performed in order to demonstrate the incoherent case and its results are presented.
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Dov Freiman, Menachem Nadler, and Yuval Gronau "Effect of segmented windows on the MTF of optical systems", Proc. SPIE 2426, 9th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel, (6 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211218; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.211218
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