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 isrecorded. 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.
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Geoff Andersen and R. J. Knize, "Holographically Corrected Microscope with a Large Working Distance," Appl. Opt. 37, 1849-1853 (1998)