Expand this Topic clickable element to expand a topic
Skip to content
Optica Publishing Group

General Transfer Function for the Pinhole Camera

Not Accessible

Your library or personal account may give you access

Abstract

The theory of partial coherence is applied to the classical pinhole camera. This study extends the previous work of Reynolds and Ward, and derives the general transfer function for the pinhole camera. System performance is covered for all field conditions, from Fresnel to Fraunhofer, in closed solution. From initial considerations of the one-dimensional case, a technique for generating low-frequency, controlled-modulation sinusoidal irradiance distributions is established; its transfer function is determined. Experimental evidence is introduced to support the theoretical contentions; agreement is obtained.

© 1968 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
More Like This
Ambiguity of the Transfer Function with Partially Coherent Illumination

Richard E. Swing and James R. Clay
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 57(10) 1180-1189 (1967)

Significance of the Phase of Optical Transfer Functions

Robert E. Hufnagel
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 58(11) 1505-1506 (1968)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Figures (6)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Equations (35)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Select as filters


Select Topics Cancel
© Copyright 2022 | Optica Publishing Group. All Rights Reserved