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Imaging performance of annular apertures. VI - Limitations by optical surface deviationsThe performance of optical systems is limited by imperfect optical surfaces that degrade the images below the level set by wave theoretical limits. The central irradiance functions are derived for slit and circular apertures with five distributions of wavefront errors and for a range of maximal wavefront deviations. For practical frequency of occurrence distributions of wavefront deviations, the point spread and the image energy integral functions are determined. Practical performances of optical systems are derived and performance limits discussed.
Document ID
19880035870
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Tschunko, Hubert F. A. (NASA Goddard Space Fight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
December 15, 1987
Publication Information
Publication: Applied Optics
Volume: 26
ISSN: 0003-6935
Subject Category
OPTICS
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other