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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2471–2475

Retrieving two-dimensional information of the subwavelength variation from far-field irradiance

Shu-Chun Chu and Jyh-Long Chern  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 23, Issue 10, pp. 2471-2475 (2006)

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An eigenvalue-problem approach of blind deconvolution is developed to retrieve the information of two-dimensional subwavelength variation from far-field irradiance with an embedded-aperture configuration with three detectors. A reference signal has been implemented to determine the scaling issue, and hence it allows the exact order of magnitude of the retrieved signals to be estimated correctly. It is shown that the subwavelength variations of a two-dimensional aperture can be identified with a precision of better than a 1% error ratio.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(120.1880) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Detection

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Optical Signal Processing

Original Manuscript: March 31, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 4, 2006

Shu-Chun Chu and Jyh-Long Chern, "Retrieving two-dimensional information of the subwavelength variation from far-field irradiance," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 2471-2475 (2006)

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