The equation for partially coherent high-numerical-aperture scalar imaging was originally derived by Cole et al. [Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 31, 4110 (1992)]. Here I present an alternative derivation, based on the plane-wave spectral representation of propagation, which can, at least in some respects, be viewed as more straightforward.
© 2001 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 20, 2001
Revised Manuscript: June 14, 2001
Published: October 1, 2001
Gregg M. Gallatin, "High-numerical-aperture scalar imaging," Appl. Opt. 40, 4958-4964 (2001)