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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1012–1023

High-numerical-aperture image simulation using Babinet’s principle

Seung-Hune Yang, Tom Milster, Jong Rak Park, and Jun Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 27, Issue 5, pp. 1012-1023 (2010)

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Simulation techniques are developed for high-numerical-aperture (NA) polarized microscopy with Babinet’s principle, including partial coherence and vector diffraction for non-periodic geometries. The model includes vector illumination and diffraction in high-NA (up to NA = 3.5 ) object space that is imaged into low-NA image space and recorded on an image sensor. A mathematical model for the Babinet approach is developed and interpreted that includes partial coherence using expanded mutual intensity, where object reflective characteristics modify the coherence functions. Simulation results of the Babinet’s principle approach are compared with those of rigorous coupled wave theory (RCWT) for periodic structures to investigate the accuracy of this approach and its limitations.

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OCIS Codes
(110.4980) Imaging systems : Partial coherence in imaging
(210.4245) Optical data storage : Near-field optical recording
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: August 12, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 28, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 14, 2010
Published: April 12, 2010

Seung-Hune Yang, Tom Milster, Jong Rak Park, and Jun Zhang, "High-numerical-aperture image simulation using Babinet’s principle," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 27, 1012-1023 (2010)

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