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Frontiers in Optics
San Jose, California United States
September 16, 2007
ISBN: 1-55752-846-2
Diffractive Micro- and Nanostructures for Sensing and Information Processing III (FThM)

Polarization Optimized 4-π Geometries for Microscopy

Gerd Leuchs, Hildegard Konermann, Robert Maiwald, Markus Sondermann, Susanne Quabis, Norbert Lindlein, and Ulf Peschel


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Tailored polarization can lead to a smaller focal spot in high numerical aperture focusing. The same radial polarization mode maximizes the coupling to an atom when using the correct 4π geometry.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(180.2520) Microscopy : Fluorescence microscopy
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

G. Leuchs, H. Konermann, R. Maiwald, M. Sondermann, S. Quabis, N. Lindlein, and U. Peschel, "Polarization Optimized 4-π Geometries for Microscopy," in Frontiers in Optics 2007/Laser Science XXIII/Organic Materials and Devices for Displays and Energy Conversion, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper FThM1.

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