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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 25 — Dec. 16, 2002
  • pp: 1451–1457

Aberration measurement from confocal axial intensity response using neural network

Y. Yasuno, T. Yatagai, T. F. Wiesendanger, A. K. Ruprecht, and H. J. Tiziani  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 25, pp. 1451-1457 (2002)

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We propose a high-speed, parallel system for lens aberration measurement employing a confocal optical setup. This method uses a non-interferometric, conventional confocal axial response to determine the spherical aberration coefficient of a confocal objective. The aberration coefficients are successfully calculated from the intensity axial response by employing a neural network. It is estimated that the system can find out the aberration coefficients of 10,000 microlenses in 20 seconds of measurement and 1 second of calculation time. Our experimental results also demonstrate the practicality of this system.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(180.1790) Microscopy : Confocal microscopy
(200.4260) Optics in computing : Neural networks

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 25, 2002
Revised Manuscript: November 28, 2002
Published: December 16, 2002

Yoshiaki Yasuno, T. Yatagai, T. Wiesendanger, A. Ruprecht, and H. Tiziani, "Aberration measurement from confocal axial intensity response using neural network," Opt. Express 10, 1451-1457 (2002)

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