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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1861–1863

One-dimensional iterative algorithm for three-dimensional point-spread function engineering

M. Martínez-Corral, L. Muñoz-Escrivá, M. Kowalczyk, and T. Cichocki  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 23, pp. 1861-1863 (2001)

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We present a new method with which to binarize pupil filters designed to control the three-dimensional irradiance distribution in the focal volume of an optical system. The method is based on a one-dimensional iterative algorithm, which results in efficient use of computation time and in simple, easy to fabricate binary filters. An acceptable degree of resemblance between the point-spread function of the annular binary filter and that of its gray-tone counterpart is obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(110.1220) Imaging systems : Apertures
(180.1790) Microscopy : Confocal microscopy
(220.1230) Optical design and fabrication : Apodization

M. Martínez-Corral, L. Muñoz-Escrivá, M. Kowalczyk, and T. Cichocki, "One-dimensional iterative algorithm for three-dimensional point-spread function engineering," Opt. Lett. 26, 1861-1863 (2001)

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