Line spread function formulation proposed by W. H. Steel: A revision



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Manzanares Ituarte, Ana and Calvo Padilla, María Luisa and Chevalier del Río, Margarita and Lakshminarayanan, Vasudevan (1997) Line spread function formulation proposed by W. H. Steel: A revision. Applied Optics, 36 (19). pp. 4362-4366. ISSN 0003-6935

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A revised formulation of the image Light distribution of an incoherent line source proposed by Steel [Rev. Opt. 31, 334-340 (1952)] is presented. Analytical and numerical results based on this new representation are given. We explicitly show that a major error in Steel's final expression generates singularities, thereby preventing convenient numerical computation.

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© Optical Society of America.
The financial support of the Spanish Ministry of Health, the Institute of Health “Carlos III”, and the Health Research Foundation under project 95/1518 is acknowledged. Also a grant (A. Manzanares) from the Complutense University (4829) is acknowledged.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Optics
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
ID Code:25711
Deposited On:05 Jun 2014 11:42
Last Modified:09 Jun 2014 09:08

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