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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 20 — Sep. 26, 2011
  • pp: 19280–19295

Dyadic Green’s function for aplanatic solid immersion lens based sub-surface microscopy

Li Hu, Rui Chen, Krishna Agarwal, Colin J. R. Sheppard, Jacob C. H. Phang, and Xudong Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 20, pp. 19280-19295 (2011)

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We present the derivation of the dyadic Green’s function for the aplanatic solid immersion lens based microscopy system. The presented dyadic Green’s function is general and is applicable at non-aplanatic points as well in the object plane. Thus, the electromagnetic wave formulation is used to describe the optical system without paraxial assumptions. Various important and useful properties of SIL based microscopy system are also presented. The effect of the numerical aperture of the objective on the peak intensities, resolutions and the depth of field are also reported. Some interesting longitudinal effects are also reported.

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OCIS Codes
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: June 24, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 29, 2011
Published: September 19, 2011

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Li Hu, Rui Chen, Krishna Agarwal, Colin J. R. Sheppard, Jacob C. H. Phang, and Xudong Chen, "Dyadic Green’s function for aplanatic solid immersion lens based sub-surface microscopy," Opt. Express 19, 19280-19295 (2011)

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