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Axial field engineering in the nonparaxial domain
Author(s): Toufic G. Jabbour; Stephen M. Kuebler
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Paper Abstract

The design of axially super-resolving phase pupil filters based on the scalar theory of diffraction is limited to low numerical aperture (NA) focusing. To account for the non-paraxiality encountered in high-NA optical systems, we propose a design procedure based on the method of generalized projections that incorporates the electromagnetic theory of diffraction. A solution is identified that narrows the axial intensity of the central lobe by 29% while maintaining the side lobe intensity below 52% of the peak intensity. It is found that solutions obtained with this method depend strongly on the applied constraints and the starting pupil filter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6861, Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing XV, 68610P (20 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.761977
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Toufic G. Jabbour, CREOL, College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Stephen M. Kuebler, CREOL, College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6861:
Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing XV
Jose-Angel Conchello; Carol J. Cogswell; Tony Wilson; Thomas G. Brown, Editor(s)

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