Restauration of Defocussed Images of Glass/Water-Edges and Chromium/Glass-Edges in Scanning Acoustic Microscopy (SAM)

  • H. Siebel
  • S. Boseck
Part of the Acoustical Imaging book series (ACIM, volume 19)


The following experiments will show the effect of linear filter processing on scanning acoustic micrographs controlled by Linfoot image quality criteria. For calculation micrographs of a glass/water-edge (amplitude object) and a chromium-on-glass-edge (phase object) were taken at defocusses of z=0 to z=-95 µm in 5µ steps by a Leitz ELSAM using a 400 MHz lens without V(z) effect. It will be shown that image processing in SAM is successfull and that the results are in agreement with a discussion of Linfoot image quality criteria.


Point Spread Function Digital Image Processing Fourier Plane Phase Filter Optical Transfer Function 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Siebel
    • 1
  • S. Boseck
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversity of BremenBremen 33F.R. Germany

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