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Amplitude point-spread function measurement of high-NA microscope objectives by digital holographic microscopy.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Opt Lett, Volume 32, Issue 16, p.2456-8 (2007)

Abstract:

We present here a three-dimensional evaluation of the amplitude point-spread function (APSF) of a microscope objective (MO), based on a single holographic acquisition of its pupil wavefront. The aberration function is extracted from this pupil measurements and then inserted in a scalar model of diffraction, allowing one to calculate the distribution of the complex wavefront propagated around the focal point. The accuracy of the results is compared with a direct measurement of the APSF with a second holographic system located in the image plane of the MO. Measurements on a 100 x 1.3 NA MO are presented.

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