A Bessel probe beam provides the potential for extraction of strengths of aberrations experienced by the beam as it traverses the optical system. The single pass PSF is observed as a distorted annulus when imaged.
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(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
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A. J. Lambert, E. Daly, and C. Dainty, "A probe beam which encodes aberrations," in Imaging and Applied Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper SMA2.
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