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  • Vol. 52, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1962
  • pp: 1153–1154

Precision Focusing with Photoelectric Detection

W. H. STEEL  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 52, Issue 10, pp. 1153-1154 (1962)

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It is shown that a visual method of precise focusing, due to Simon, can be adapted to photoelectric setting with comparable precision. A further gain in sensitivity is found with partially coherent illumination. The proposed design of a precise-focusing microscope is given.

W. H. STEEL, "Precision Focusing with Photoelectric Detection," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 52, 1153-1154 (1962)

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  1. J. Simon, Rev. opt. 40, 213 (1961).
  2. A. Maréchal, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 51, 396 (1961).
  3. W. H. Steel, Optica Acta 3, 49 (1956).
  4. W. H. Steel in Conference on Communication and Information Theory of Modern Optics (General Electric Company, Syracuse, New York, 1960).
  5. M. Françon, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 47, 528 (1957).

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