OPTICAL DESIGN

High tolerance to off-axis aberrations with a birefringent lens

[+] Author Affiliations
Sucharita Sanyal, Yoshimasa Kawata

Shizuoka University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Optical Science Lab, 3-5-1 Johoku, Hamamatsu City, 432, Japan E-mail: sanyal_s@optsci.eng.shizuoka.ac.jp

S. Mandal, Ajay Ghosh

University of Calcutta, Department of Applied Physics, Optics & Optoelectronics Section, 92, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road, Kolkata—700009, India ?

Opt. Eng. 43(6), 1381-1386 (Jun 01, 2004). doi:10.1117/1.1737374
History: Received Sep. 4, 2003; Revised Nov. 19, 2003; Accepted Jan. 12, 2004; Online May 28, 2004
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We report a systematic investigation on the imaging behavior of an optical system consisting of a lens made of a uniaxial birefringent crystal sandwiched between two linear polarizers with the introduction of prespecified off-axis aberrations such as astigmatism and coma. The intensity point spread function is used as the image assessment parameter. It has been shown that for a point object, the proposed system has higher tolerance to the presence of off-axis aberrations than an imaging system formed by an ordinary glass lens. Some specific cases are computed and illustrated graphically. © 2004 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.

© 2004 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers

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Sucharita Sanyal ; Yoshimasa Kawata ; S. Mandal and Ajay Ghosh
"High tolerance to off-axis aberrations with a birefringent lens", Opt. Eng. 43(6), 1381-1386 (Jun 01, 2004). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.1737374


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