Electron Optics and Signal Readout of High-Definition Return-Beam Vidicon Cameras

  • Otto H. SchadeSr.
Part of the Optical Physics and Engineering book series (OPEG)


Resolving powers of 100 line pairs/mm, or 10, 000 lines, are obtained with television cameras containing a high-resolution sensor and advanced electron optics designed to provide uniform definition in a 50 × 50 mm format. It is shown that five critical camera components must have modulation transfer factors of 66% or higher at 100 line pairs/mm to obtain this definition. The theory and design for minimum aberrations in the electron optic are treated in some detail and illustrated by numerical calculations.


Point Spread Function Modulation Transfer Function Electron Optic Flux Line Chromatic Aberration 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Otto H. SchadeSr.
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  1. 1.RCA LaboratoriesHarrisonUSA

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