Abstract

The far-field irradiance distribution of a defocused optical system with a circular diaphragm and illuminated by partially coherent light is studied in context of the theory developed by Wolf. It is shown that images with aberrations are improved with the help of aberration-compensating amplitude filters. The values of the coefficient of defocusing that satisfy the Strehl criterion are given for various values of correlation intervals contained in the aperture.

© 1972 Optical Society of America

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