Diffraction image formation in optical systems with polarization aberrations. Ii: Amplitude response matrices for rotationally symmetric systems

James P. McGuire, Russell A Chipman

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Abstract

In the previous paper in this series [J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 7, 1614 (1990)] a formulation was established for the calculation and analysis of diffraction image quality in polarizing optical systems illuminated with partially polarized, partially coherent light. In the present paper the effect of second- and fourth-order polarization aberrations on the image plane diffraction patterns are examined. The amplitude response matrix is calculated for optical systems with small numerical apertures. Numeric results are presented for optical systems with circular apertures for three of the aberration types.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)833-840
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Volume8
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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