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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 16 — Aug. 3, 2009
  • pp: 14367–14373

Spherical aberration correction suitable for a wavefront controller

Haruyasu Itoh, Naoya Matsumoto, and Takashi Inoue  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 16, pp. 14367-14373 (2009)

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We propose a simple method to correct a large amount of spherical aberration caused by a refractive index mismatch. The method is based on inverse ray tracing and can generate correction phase patterns whose peak-to-valley values are minimized. We also demonstrated spherical aberration correction in a transparent acrylic block using a liquid-crystal-on-silicon spatial light modulator (LCOS-SLM). A distorted focal volume without correction was substantially improved with correction. This method is useful in cases where a large phase modulation is needed, such as when employing a high-NA lens or focusing a beam deep inside a sample.

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OCIS Codes
(220.1000) Optical design and fabrication : Aberration compensation
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: May 29, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 24, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 27, 2009
Published: July 31, 2009

Haruyasu Itoh, Naoya Matsumoto, and Takashi Inoue, "Spherical aberration correction suitable for a wavefront controller," Opt. Express 17, 14367-14373 (2009)

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