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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2008
  • pp: 476–478

Filter performance parameters for vectorial high-aperture wave fields

Colin J.R. Sheppard and M. Martinez-Corral  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 5, pp. 476-478 (2008)

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Performance parameters have been presented that can be used to compare the focusing performance of different optical systems, including the effect of pupil filters. These were originally given for the paraxial case and recently extended to the high-aperture scalar regime. We generalize these parameters to the full vectorial case for an aplanatic optical system illuminated by a plane-polarized wave. The behavior of different optical systems is compared.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(100.6640) Image processing : Superresolution
(110.1220) Imaging systems : Apertures
(350.5730) Other areas of optics : Resolution

ToC Category:
Other Areas of Optics

Original Manuscript: October 25, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 19, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 3, 2008
Published: February 27, 2008

Colin J. R. Sheppard and M. Martinez-Corral, "Filter performance parameters for vectorial high-aperture wave fields," Opt. Lett. 33, 476-478 (2008)

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