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Low polarization microscope objectives
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Paper Abstract

Low polarization, high numerical aperture microscope objectives ideal for polarization sensitive applications are designed, fabricated, and measured. A microscope objective is designed to meet the application requirements using Code V. Performance of typical AR coatings is examined and determined to be insufficient to meet the polarization performance desired. Custom AR coatings are optimized using an in house polarization ray tracing program to reduce the objectives diattenuation. The resulting microscope objectives perform about 5 times better than our low polarization Nikon objectives.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7652, International Optical Design Conference 2010, 76521S (9 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.869110
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Brian Daugherty, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Russell Chipman, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7652:
International Optical Design Conference 2010
Julie Bentley; Anurag Gupta; Richard N. Youngworth, Editor(s)

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