Analysis and tolerancing of structured mid-spatial frequency errors in imaging systems

John M. Tamkin, Tom D. Milster

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

5 Scopus citations


Structured mid-spatial frequency surface errors on aspheric optics can create ghost images and reduced contrast. This reduction in performance is shown to be non-linear with surface height using Fourier methods without small signal or statistical approximations. Tolerancing MSF errors can use traditional MTF metrics, and derives peak-to-valley limits on MSF surface height components.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Optical Design Conference 2010
StatePublished - 2010
EventInternational Optical Design Conference 2010 - Jackson Hole, WY, United States
Duration: Jun 13 2010Jun 17 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherInternational Optical Design Conference 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityJackson Hole, WY

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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