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A review of skew aberration, the intrinsic polarization aberration in high NA optical systems
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Paper Abstract

The skew aberration is a form of polarization aberration causes a rotation of polarization states across the pupil. Skew aberration is intrinsic to the optical system depending on the ray path only and whose magnitude is independent of the coatings or other polarization effects. Skew aberration has a much greater effects in high numerical aperture optical systems. A critical angle corner cube system is analyzed as an example to review the skew aberration’s effects.

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Date Published: 17 December 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9293, International Optical Design Conference 2014, 92931X (17 December 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2073522
Show Author Affiliations
Garam Young, Synopsys, Inc. (United States)
Wai Sze T. Lam, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Russell A. Chipman, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9293:
International Optical Design Conference 2014
Mariana Figueiro; Scott Lerner; Julius Muschaweck; John Rogers, Editor(s)

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