Comparison of continuous and discrete frequency-versus-radius frequency-modulated reticles


We present a general expression for the transmission function of the discrete frequency-versus-radius reticle and compare such a reticle with the more common continuous reticle. A discrete form of the frequency-versus-radius reticle has an integer number of chopping cycles on a single radius. The discrete form limits the resolution of the reticle in the radial direction, but this limit is not severe for small-target images. However, since no phase reversal occurs, electronic processing is simplified. © 1992 Optical Society of America.

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Applied Optics