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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 18 — Aug. 29, 2011
  • pp: 17677–17682

Effects of the optical system on the output from wavefront coding masks

Jeffrey A. Davis and Don M. Cottrell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 18, pp. 17677-17682 (2011)

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We show that the output from wavefront coding systems depends critically upon the optical imaging system. Our analysis is based on results using nondiffracting accelerated Airy beams. We review the similarities and critical differences between various optical systems and show computational results. We suggest new directions for improving the performance of these wavefront coding masks.

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OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation
(110.7348) Imaging systems : Wavefront encoding

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: August 8, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 11, 2011
Published: August 23, 2011

Jeffrey A. Davis and Don M. Cottrell, "Effects of the optical system on the output from wavefront coding masks," Opt. Express 19, 17677-17682 (2011)

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