1 June 2004 High tolerance to off-axis aberrations with a birefringent lens
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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.
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Sucharita Sanyal, Sucharita Sanyal, Yoshimasa Kawata, Yoshimasa Kawata, S. Mandal, S. Mandal, Ajay Ghosh, Ajay Ghosh, } "High tolerance to off-axis aberrations with a birefringent lens," Optical Engineering 43(6), (1 June 2004). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.1737374 . Submission:
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