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Point spread functions for particle imaging using inhomogeneous polarization in scanning optical microscopy
Author(s): Kathleen S. Youngworth; David P. Bliss; Thomas G. Brown
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Paper Abstract

Polarization control and analysis continue to be a useful tools for microscopy. We have previously addressed the use of spatially inhomogeneous polarization, specifically azimuthal polarization, in scanning optical microscopy. In this paper we describe new techniques for generating both azimuthally and radially polarized cylindrical-vector beams, investigate high numerical aperture focusing, compare the theoretical and experimental point spread functions for small particle imaging, and explore the use of these beams with microscopy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4261, Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing VIII, (16 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424532
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Kathleen S. Youngworth, Institute of Optics/Univ. of Rochester (United States)
David P. Bliss, Institute of Optics/Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Thomas G. Brown, Institute of Optics/Univ. of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4261:
Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing VIII
Jose-Angel Conchello; Carol J. Cogswell; Tony Wilson, Editor(s)

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