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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2008
  • pp: 497–499

Performance parameters for focusing of radial polarization

Colin J.R. Sheppard and Elijah Y.S. Yew  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 5, pp. 497-499 (2008)

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Performance parameters are presented for high-aperture radially polarized focusing systems. These can be used for comparing the focusing performance of different optical systems, including the effect of pupil filters.

© 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: January 4, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 24, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 25, 2008
Published: February 28, 2008

Colin J. R. Sheppard and Elijah Y. S. Yew, "Performance parameters for focusing of radial polarization," Opt. Lett. 33, 497-499 (2008)

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