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The dimensionless parameter υ is given by υ= (πD/λƒ)z=πz/λF, where F is the ƒ/number of the optical system, λ is the wavelength of the incident light, and z is the lateral distance in the image plane measured from the optical axis. Both z and λ are to be measured in the same units (usually microns).
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The dimensionless spatial frequency ω is related to the physical parameters of the system by the equation Ω=ω/2λF, where Ω is the dimensional spatial frequency expressed in lines/mm, λ is the wavelength of light in mm, and F is the ƒ number of the system. The physical cutoff of the system occurs at ω=2.
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The normalization of the line spread function varies with the investigator. We have consistently normalized the line spread function in our calculations so that 0≤τ≤ 1; the value unity occurring when the system is aberration free.
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