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  1. Rayleigh, “Wave Theory of Light” in Collected Papers (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1902), Vol. 3.
  2. The explicit expression for P20(x) is too long to include in this note.
  3. R. Barakat, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 54, 920 (1964).
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Barakat, R.

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Rayleigh, “Wave Theory of Light” in Collected Papers (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1902), Vol. 3.

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Rayleigh, “Wave Theory of Light” in Collected Papers (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1902), Vol. 3.

The explicit expression for P20(x) is too long to include in this note.

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Shape of wavefront for a total deviation of λ/4.

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Transfer function for a slit aperture having an aberration given by (2). The solid line is that of an aberration-free system, while —· ·— represents a total deviation of λ/4; — — — represents a total deviation of λ/2.

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max W ( x , y ) λ / 4 ,             over the aperture ,
W ( x ) = W 20 P 20 ( x ) ,
- 1 P 20 ( x ) 1.