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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 8 — Mar. 10, 1998
  • pp: 1393–1400

Design of array illuminators operating under spherical illumination

Habib Hamam  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 8, pp. 1393-1400 (1998)

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The effect of the form of the illuminating wave on array illuminators is investigated. Attention is focused on spherical illumination, and relevant parameters such as spot size and compression ratio are discussed. In addition, a general approach is presented to designing a Talbot array illuminator that operates under spherical illumination. It is shown how spherical illumination can be used as a degree of freedom, and an example of application in the field of human eye aberration correction is given.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.1240) Detectors : Arrays
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(080.1010) Geometric optics : Aberrations (global)
(110.6760) Imaging systems : Talbot and self-imaging effects

Original Manuscript: June 23, 1997
Revised Manuscript: October 6, 1997
Published: March 10, 1998

Habib Hamam, "Design of array illuminators operating under spherical illumination," Appl. Opt. 37, 1393-1400 (1998)

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