Spread functions and modulation transfer functions of fibre-optic bundles

M. A. Player*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This paper discusses the modulation transfer functions and line spread functions of fibre-optic bundles. In particular, attention is drawn to a description of the discrete or sampled nature of the imaging process, which is used to derive an explicit relationship between image and object, valid for a limited set of circumstances where the `long-slit' approximation is inapplicable. This relationship is further used to explore the combination of bundles in tandem and is able (unlike a theory based on the usual concept of MTF) to account for the physically obvious fact that a second bundle in exact registration with the first has ideally no effect on the image. The status of the spatially averaged or `long-slit' LSF is discussed, and examples are calculated for square and circular fibres.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1363-1372
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Modern Optics
Volume35
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1988

Fingerprint

modulation transfer function
bundles
fiber optics
slits
fibers
approximation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

Cite this

Spread functions and modulation transfer functions of fibre-optic bundles. / Player, M. A.

In: Journal of Modern Optics, Vol. 35, No. 8, 1988, p. 1363-1372.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{8fde7babe3e14a3292dd48c70ec4a636,
title = "Spread functions and modulation transfer functions of fibre-optic bundles",
abstract = "This paper discusses the modulation transfer functions and line spread functions of fibre-optic bundles. In particular, attention is drawn to a description of the discrete or sampled nature of the imaging process, which is used to derive an explicit relationship between image and object, valid for a limited set of circumstances where the `long-slit' approximation is inapplicable. This relationship is further used to explore the combination of bundles in tandem and is able (unlike a theory based on the usual concept of MTF) to account for the physically obvious fact that a second bundle in exact registration with the first has ideally no effect on the image. The status of the spatially averaged or `long-slit' LSF is discussed, and examples are calculated for square and circular fibres.",
author = "Player, {M. A.}",
year = "1988",
doi = "10.1080/09500348814551491",
language = "English",
volume = "35",
pages = "1363--1372",
journal = "Journal of Modern Optics",
issn = "0950-0340",
publisher = "Taylor and Francis Ltd.",
number = "8",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Spread functions and modulation transfer functions of fibre-optic bundles

AU - Player, M. A.

PY - 1988

Y1 - 1988

N2 - This paper discusses the modulation transfer functions and line spread functions of fibre-optic bundles. In particular, attention is drawn to a description of the discrete or sampled nature of the imaging process, which is used to derive an explicit relationship between image and object, valid for a limited set of circumstances where the `long-slit' approximation is inapplicable. This relationship is further used to explore the combination of bundles in tandem and is able (unlike a theory based on the usual concept of MTF) to account for the physically obvious fact that a second bundle in exact registration with the first has ideally no effect on the image. The status of the spatially averaged or `long-slit' LSF is discussed, and examples are calculated for square and circular fibres.

AB - This paper discusses the modulation transfer functions and line spread functions of fibre-optic bundles. In particular, attention is drawn to a description of the discrete or sampled nature of the imaging process, which is used to derive an explicit relationship between image and object, valid for a limited set of circumstances where the `long-slit' approximation is inapplicable. This relationship is further used to explore the combination of bundles in tandem and is able (unlike a theory based on the usual concept of MTF) to account for the physically obvious fact that a second bundle in exact registration with the first has ideally no effect on the image. The status of the spatially averaged or `long-slit' LSF is discussed, and examples are calculated for square and circular fibres.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0024063760&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/09500348814551491

DO - 10.1080/09500348814551491

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0024063760

VL - 35

SP - 1363

EP - 1372

JO - Journal of Modern Optics

JF - Journal of Modern Optics

SN - 0950-0340

IS - 8

ER -