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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 43, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2004
  • pp: 3838–3847

Frequency Response Characteristics of a Birefringent Lens with Off-Axis Aberrations

Sucharita Sanyal, Yoshimasa Kawata, Ajay Ghosh, and Surajit Mandal  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 19, pp. 3838-3847 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.43.003838


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Abstract

We report the frequency response characteristics of an optical system consisting of a lens made of a uniaxial birefringent crystal sandwiched between two linear polarizers; the lens has prespecified off-axis aberrations such as primary astigmatism and primary coma. An analytical expression is obtained for the optical transfer function of the proposed system by use of the autocorrelation of the pupil function over the lens aperture. Some specific cases are computed and illustrated graphically. It has been shown that the proposed system has imaging characteristics distinctly different from those of an ordinary glass lens, and these may be advantageous for better balancing of aberrations in conventional imaging systems.

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OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.3000) Imaging systems : Image quality assessment
(110.4850) Imaging systems : Optical transfer functions
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.1000) Optical design and fabrication : Aberration compensation
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

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Sucharita Sanyal, Yoshimasa Kawata, Ajay Ghosh, and Surajit Mandal, "Frequency Response Characteristics of a Birefringent Lens with Off-Axis Aberrations," Appl. Opt. 43, 3838-3847 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-43-19-3838

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