Abstract

Earlier results on parametric model-based optical resolution by the first author [ J. Opt. Soc. Am. A4, 1402 ( 1987)] concerned two incoherent sources of known intensity. These results are generalized to sources with any degree of coherence and unknown intensity. A further generalization is that the model underlying the observations and that chosen by the experimenter need not be the same. It is shown how, for a chosen model, observations from which the sources can be resolved can be distinguished from observations from which they cannot.

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  1. A. van den Bos, “Optical resolution: an analysis based on catastrophe theory,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4, 1402–1406 (1987).
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  2. J. W. Goodman, Statistical Optics (Wiley, New York, 1985), pp. 326–328.
  3. M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, Oxford, 1980).

1987 (1)

Born, M.

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, Oxford, 1980).

Goodman, J. W.

J. W. Goodman, Statistical Optics (Wiley, New York, 1985), pp. 326–328.

van den Bos, A.

Wolf, E.

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, Oxford, 1980).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (1)

Other (2)

J. W. Goodman, Statistical Optics (Wiley, New York, 1985), pp. 326–328.

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, Oxford, 1980).

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