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| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

  • Vol. 19, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2002
  • pp: 781–791

Point-spread function for a rotationally symmetric birefringent lens

Yasuyuki Unno  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 781-791 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.19.000781


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Abstract

Imaging properties of a birefringent lens, in which the fast (or the slow) axis is distributed in the radial direction whereas magnitude of birefringence varies as a quadratic function of the pupil radius, are investigated by calculating a point-spread function. It is found that the point image is analytically described by using the Lommel function as well as the zero-order Bessel function, and a localized intensity null surrounded by bright regions in all directions can be realized at a geometrical focus under certain conditions. The magnitude of birefringence that is tolerable in image formations is also discussed, assuming that the lens is applied to microlithography.

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OCIS Codes
(110.2990) Imaging systems : Image formation theory
(110.3000) Imaging systems : Image quality assessment
(110.3960) Imaging systems : Microlithography
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

History
Original Manuscript: May 22, 2001
Revised Manuscript: September 25, 2001
Manuscript Accepted: September 27, 2001
Published: April 1, 2002

Citation
Yasuyuki Unno, "Point-spread function for a rotationally symmetric birefringent lens," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 781-791 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-19-4-781

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