Abstract

An analytical study of the influence of the diffraction process aberrations on the self-imaging phenomenon is presented. It is found that in a nonparabolic approximation of spherical waves there exists a range of self-imaging configurations of nonunity magnifications with a considerably reduced field of view that is free of image-line deformations and contrast variations. An experimental verification of the principles derived is given.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

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