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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 36, Iss. 31 — Nov. 1, 1997
  • pp: 8091–8095

Measurement of the three-dimensional intensity distribution in the neighborhood of a paraxial focus

G. P. Karman, A. van Duijl, M. W. Beijersbergen, and J. P. Woerdman  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 31, pp. 8091-8095 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.36.008091


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Abstract

We describe a technique for measuring the three-dimensional (3D) intensity distribution of a paraxial focus, based on scanning a CCD image sensor along the optical axis and on subsequently analyzing the data. We demonstrate the possibility of measuring high-resolution 3D intensity maps of the focal field, down to intensities of more than 5 orders of magnitude below that in the focal point, and show the excellent agreement with scalar diffraction theory. Further applications of the technique are indicated.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: February 12, 1997
Revised Manuscript: June 20, 1997
Published: November 1, 1997

Citation
G. P. Karman, A. van Duijl, M. W. Beijersbergen, and J. P. Woerdman, "Measurement of the three-dimensional intensity distribution in the neighborhood of a paraxial focus," Appl. Opt. 36, 8091-8095 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-36-31-8091

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