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Polarization-dependent effects on phase singularities in the vicinity of sub-lambda structures
Author(s): Manfred Eberler; Susanne Quabis; Ralf Dorn; Gerd Leuchs
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Paper Abstract

We present theoretical and experimental studies of the reflected field in the vicinity of sub λ structures. Rigorous numerical calculations and measurements were performed to get high-precision information of certain object parameters which go beyond the limits of classical microscopy. We show that the polarization of the illumination plays a key role for the field distribution, which is reflected from the examined objects. Furthermore, we present a simplified model, which is able to qualitatively predict the behavior of the phase singularities correctly.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4777, Interferometry XI: Techniques and Analysis, (20 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.472236
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Manfred Eberler, Friedrich-Alexander Univ. Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany)
Susanne Quabis, Friedrich-Alexander Univ. Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany)
Ralf Dorn, Friedrich-Alexander Univ. Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany)
Gerd Leuchs, Friedrich-Alexander Univ. Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4777:
Interferometry XI: Techniques and Analysis
Katherine Creath; Joanna Schmit, Editor(s)

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