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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 41, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 2002
  • pp: 4611–4619

High tolerance to spherical aberrations and defects of focus with a birefringent lens

Sucharita Sanyal and Ajay Ghosh  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 22, pp. 4611-4619 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.41.004611


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Abstract

We report a systematic investigation of the imaging behavior of an optical system consisting of a lens from a uniaxial birefringent crystal sandwiched between two linear polarizers into which primary spherical aberration has been introduced. The proposed system has higher tolerance to primary spherical aberration and has a larger depth of focus than an imaging system found with an isotropic lens. Some specific cases are computed and illustrated graphically.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

History
Original Manuscript: October 3, 2001
Published: August 1, 2002

Citation
Sucharita Sanyal and Ajay Ghosh, "High tolerance to spherical aberrations and defects of focus with a birefringent lens," Appl. Opt. 41, 4611-4619 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-41-22-4611

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