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Influence of aberrations and numerical aperture of an illumination microscope objective on the quality of pinhole diffraction wave front
Author(s): Yuankai Chen; Yongying Yang; Chen Wang; Yao Li; Jian Bai
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Paper Abstract

Point diffraction interferometer (PDI) uses the nearly ideal spherical wave front diffracted by the pinhole as the reference, thus its measurement accuracy depends mainly on the quality of the diffraction wave front. However, aberrations and numerical aperture (NA) of the microscope objective (micro-objective) used to illuminate the pinhole in PDI can affect the quality of the diffraction wave front and further reduce the measurement accuracy of PDI. It’s necessary to analyze the influence of the micro-objective on the quality of the diffraction wave front detailly. In this paper, numerical simulation of the propagation of the incident light through the pinhole is carried out with the method of the finite difference time domain (FDTD), vector diffraction integral and vector diffraction theory. Then energy transmittance, homogeneity and deformation are obtained, which are used to evaluate the influence of the micro-objective on the quality of the diffraction wave front. These simulation results will provide a reference for rational selection of the micro-objective parameters, contributing to establish PDI system with best measurement accuracy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 2018
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10827, Sixth International Conference on Optical and Photonic Engineering (icOPEN 2018), 108272L (24 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2327055
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Yuankai Chen, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Yongying Yang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Chen Wang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Yao Li, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Jian Bai, Zhejiang Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10827:
Sixth International Conference on Optical and Photonic Engineering (icOPEN 2018)
Yingjie Yu; Chao Zuo; Kemao Qian, Editor(s)

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