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
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)