Abstract

Although fast Fourier transform (FFT) algorithms based on the Cooley-Tukey method have been widely used for the computation of optical transfer function (OTF), the need for yet faster algorithms remains. This is particularly so since desk-top computers with modest speed and memory size have become essential tools in optical design. In this paper we report on the application of a new FFT algorithm, first described by Winograd, to the calculation of diffraction OTF. The algorithm is compared both in speed and in accuracy with the commonly used radix-2 FFT and with an autocorrelation method employing the Gaussian quadrature integration technique. It is found that the new algorithm yields the same accuracy as that obtained by the Cooley-Tukey method but is up to four times faster. Some other advantages and drawbacks are discussed.

© 1982 Optical Society of America

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