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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 1984
  • pp: 1784–1786

Maximum and effective numerical apertures of a planar microlens

Shigeyoshi Misawa, Masahiro Oikawa, and Kenichi Iga  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 11, pp. 1784-1786 (1984)

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A planar microlens with N.A. = 0.54 has been obtained (Δn = 0.27) by stacking two lenses. The maximally obtainable N.A. is then expected to be ~0.7 but it is limited by aberration, which is discussed theoretically using a Luneburg lens model.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 12, 1983
Published: June 1, 1984

Shigeyoshi Misawa, Masahiro Oikawa, and Kenichi Iga, "Maximum and effective numerical apertures of a planar microlens," Appl. Opt. 23, 1784-1786 (1984)

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