Lens Modulus of OTF

  • 21 June 2021
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Hi there,

In a lens design, how can I simulate modulus of the OTF as a function of focus shift (mm)?





Best answer by David.Nguyen 22 June 2021, 18:58

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Hi Mona,

I think the easiest is to use a Analyze..Universal Plot..1-D..New.., this allows you to plot the value of a Merit Function operand against a parameter selected from a list.

You can set Independant Variable X as being the thickness of a dummy surface just before the focal plane, and have its value vary around zero, for example +/- 1 mm. You can also specify the number of steps you want to have.

Then, you can set Dependent Variable Y as the operand MTFA (I let you read the Help File about this operand and how to set it up), and you should be good to go :)

Below is the same plot from an example with the Double-Gauss sample file (attached to this post):

I hope this help.

Take care,