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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1849–1853

Holographically corrected microscope with a large working distance

Geoff Andersen and R. J. Knize  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 10, pp. 1849-1853 (1998)

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We present a design for a microscope with a simple objective lens with a high numerical aperture. The large amounts of aberrations present in the system are removed when a point-source image hologram is recorded. The resultant instrument has a large working distance (>0.17 m) and a moderate field of view over a limited bandwidth. We demonstrate the application of this device to imaging submicrometer details inside a vacuum.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(110.3960) Imaging systems : Microlithography
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(220.1010) Optical design and fabrication : Aberrations (global)

Original Manuscript: July 31, 1997
Revised Manuscript: October 21, 1997
Published: April 1, 1998

Geoff Andersen and R. J. Knize, "Holographically corrected microscope with a large working distance," Appl. Opt. 37, 1849-1853 (1998)

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