Accession Number:

ADA175709

Title:

An Analysis of Diffraction Reduction by Use of a Lyot Stop.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

The efficiency of a Lyot stop in reducing diffraction effects in a simple optical system is analyzed. The transformation rules of Fourier optics are used to follow the optical signal through the system. This analysis reduces the problem to the evaluation of a two dimensional integral. An approximate analytic technique for evaluating this integral is presented. The final result is a formula for calculating the diffraction reduction efficiency of the Lyot stop. Keywords Telescope Fourier Optics.

Subject Categories:

  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE