A review of skew aberration, the intrinsic polarization aberration in high NA optical systems

Garam Young, Wai Sze T. Lam, Russell A. Chipman

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Abstract

The skew aberration is a form of polarization aberration causes a rotation of polarization states across the pupil. Skew aberration is intrinsic to the optical system depending on the ray path only and whose magnitude is independent of the coatings or other polarization effects. Skew aberration has a much greater effects in high numerical aperture optical systems. A critical angle corner cube system is analyzed as an example to review the skew aberration's effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Optical Design Conference 2014
EditorsMariana Figueiro, Julius Muschaweck, Scott Lerner, John Rogers
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781628413786
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
EventInternational Optical Design Conference 2014, IODC 2014 - Kohala Coast, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2014Jun 26 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9293
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherInternational Optical Design Conference 2014, IODC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityKohala Coast
Period6/23/146/26/14

Keywords

  • Aberration
  • Corner cube retro reflector
  • Polarization
  • Skew aberration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Young, G., Lam, W. S. T., & Chipman, R. A. (2014). A review of skew aberration, the intrinsic polarization aberration in high NA optical systems. In M. Figueiro, J. Muschaweck, S. Lerner, & J. Rogers (Eds.), International Optical Design Conference 2014 [92931X] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 9293). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2073522