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Optics Express

  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 13 — Jun. 22, 1998
  • pp: 546–551

A high resolution, holographically corrected microscope with a Fresnel lens objective at large working distances.

G. Andersen and R. J. Knize  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 2, Issue 13, pp. 546-551 (1998)

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We present details of a microscope which incorporates an inexpensive, high numerical aperture Fresnel lens objective. The system aberrations are corrected by the use of an image hologram of the lens recorded using a point source of coherent illumination. This device gives high resolution, real time imaging while maintaining a large working distance. The same microscope can be used for micromachining and photolithography in situations where close proximity to the sample is impossible or undesirable.

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OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.1000) Holography : Aberration compensation
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(110.3960) Imaging systems : Microlithography
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy

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Focus Issue: Optical methods for material inspection

Original Manuscript: March 26, 1998
Published: June 22, 1998

Geoff Andersen and Randall Knize, "A high resolution, holographically corrected microscope with a Fresnel lens objective at large working distances," Opt. Express 2, 546-551 (1998)

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