Abstract

This paper deals with the properties of the images of truncated one-dimensional periodic bar targets formed by aberration-limited optical systems. Attention is directed to the problem of determining how many bars are required at a given spatial frequency in order to obtain an image which closely approximates that for an infinite-chain periodic bar target. Numerical calculations are carried out for the case of an aberration-limited, glancing-incidence x-ray telescope.

© 1971 Optical Society of America

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