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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2014
  • pp: 88–91

Wavefront spacing and Gouy phase in presence of primary spherical aberration

Xiaoyan Pang, David G. Fischer, and Taco D. Visser  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 1, pp. 88-91 (2014)

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We study the Gouy phase of a scalar wavefield that is focused by a lens suffering from primary spherical aberration. It is found that the Gouy phase has different behaviors at the two sides of the intensity maximum. This results in a systematic increase of the successive wavefront spacings around the diffraction focus. Since all lenses have some amount of spherical aberration, this observation has implications for optical calibration and metrology.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: September 23, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 12, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 20, 2013
Published: December 20, 2013

Xiaoyan Pang, David G. Fischer, and Taco D. Visser, "Wavefront spacing and Gouy phase in presence of primary spherical aberration," Opt. Lett. 39, 88-91 (2014)

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