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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 15 — Jul. 24, 2006
  • pp: 6634–6642

Polarization coded aperture

Wanli Chi, Kaiqin Chu, and Nicholas George  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 15, pp. 6634-6642 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.006634


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Abstract

Two examples are presented to illustrate the advantages of polarization coded apertures, in which the incoming light will rotate its polarization at a portion of an aperture. In the first example the depth of field of a diffraction limited lens is increased without sacrificing the light throughput; in the second example the axial focal intensity of a pixelated Fresnel zone plate is increased by 100%. Both examples work for linearly polarized or unpolarized illumination.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.1220) Imaging systems : Apertures
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: May 22, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 20, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 20, 2006
Published: July 24, 2006

Citation
Wanli Chi, Kaiqin Chu, and Nicholas George, "Polarization coded aperture," Opt. Express 14, 6634-6642 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-15-6634


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