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.
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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)