9 September 2010 Low polarization microscope objectives
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Proceedings Volume 7652, International Optical Design Conference 2010; 76521S (2010); doi: 10.1117/12.869110
Event: International Optical Design Conference 2010, 2010, Jackson Hole, WY, United States
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.
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Brian Daugherty, Russell Chipman, "Low polarization microscope objectives", Proc. SPIE 7652, International Optical Design Conference 2010, 76521S (9 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.869110; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.869110
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Objectives

Microscopes

Polarization

Dielectric polarization

Antireflective coatings

Optical design

Ellipsometry

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