Modulation Transfer Function in Optical and Electro-optical Systems

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SPIE Press, 2001 - Science - 110 pages
The modulation transfer function (MTF) is used to specify the image quality achieved by an imaging system. It is particularly useful in analyzing situations in which several independent subsystems are combined. This tutorial provides the background information necessary for the application of MTF techniques to performance specification, estimation, and characterization of optical and electro-optical systems. Readers are introduced to the basic assumptions of linear systems theory, including the concept of spatial frequency, and the relationship between impulse response, resolution, MTF, OTF, PTF and CTF. Practical measurement and testing issues, coupled with several concrete examples, are presented.
 

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Contents

MTF IN ELECTROOPTICAL SYSTEMS
31
OTHER MTF CONTRIBUTIONS
59
MTF MEASUREMENT METHODS
69
PRACTICAL MEASUREMENT ISSUES
85
INDEX
109
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