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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 3 — Feb. 9, 2004
  • pp: 384–393

Primary aberrations in focused radially polarized vortex beams

D. P. Biss and T. G. Brown  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 3, pp. 384-393 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.000384


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Abstract

We study the effect of primary aberrations on the 3-D polarization of the electric field in a focused lowest order radially polarized beam. A full vector diffraction treatment of the focused beams is used. Attention is given to the effects of primary spherical, astigmatic, and comatic aberrations on the local polarization, Strehl ratio, and aberration induced degradation of the longitudinal field at focus.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: November 4, 2003
Revised Manuscript: January 28, 2004
Published: February 9, 2004

Citation
David Biss and T. Brown, "Primary aberrations in focused radially polarized vortex beams," Opt. Express 12, 384-393 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-3-384


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