OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 24 — Nov. 24, 2008
  • pp: 20008–20028

Geometrical analysis of third-order aberrations for a solid immersion lens

Matthew Lang, Eric Aspnes, and Tom D. Milster  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 24, pp. 20008-20028 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.020008


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (332 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

This paper gives a treatment for finding 3rd order aberrations in solid-immersion lenses (SILs) using spherical-aberration as the basis for a polynomial power expansion of the wavefront. Unlike previous work, the treatment is general for any incident and lens media, for any lens thickness, and for any chief-ray specification. Using this treatment, a tolerance analysis is given with emphasis on thickness tolerance and limitations on field of view. Major findings include tight thickness tolerance for high-index hyperhemispheres and a tolerance window for hemispheres centered about a thickness less than the radius of curvature of the lens.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage

History
Original Manuscript: September 23, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 9, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 11, 2008
Published: November 20, 2008

Citation
Matthew Lang, Eric Aspnes, and Tom D. Milster, "Geometrical analysis of third-order aberrations for a solid immersion lens," Opt. Express 16, 20008-20028 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-24-20008


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. S. M. Mansfield and G. S. Kino, "Solid immersion microscope," Appl. Phys. Lett. 57, 2615-2616 (1990). [CrossRef]
  2. B. D. Terris, H. J. Mamin, D. Rugar, W. R. Studenmunt, and G. S. Kino, "Near-field optical data storage using a solid immersion lens," Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 388-390 (1994). [CrossRef]
  3. R. Shack, Introduction to Abberations, (personal communication).
  4. M. Baba, T. Sasaki, M. Yoshita, and H. Akiyama, "Aberrations and allowances for errors in a hemisphere solid immersion lens for submicron-resolution photoluminescence microscopy," Appl. Phys. 85, 6923-6925 (1999).
  5. S. M. Mansfield, "Solid Immersion Microscopy," Ph. D. Dissertation, Standford University (1992)
  6. J. Jo, The Vector Behavior of Aberrations in High Numerical Aperture (0.9<NA<3.1) Laser Focusing Systems, Ph. D. Dissertation (2001)
  7. W. T. Welford, Aberrations of Optical Systems, (Adam Hilger, 1986) pp. 130-161.
  8. Zemax: commercially available software from the Zemax development corporation

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited