Abstract

We report a systematic investigation of the imaging behavior of an optical system consisting of a lens from a uniaxial birefringent crystal sandwiched between two linear polarizers into which primary spherical aberration has been introduced. The proposed system has higher tolerance to primary spherical aberration and has a larger depth of focus than an imaging system found with an isotropic lens. Some specific cases are computed and illustrated graphically.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Frequency response characteristics of a birefringent lens with off-axis aberrations

Sucharita Sanyal, Yoshimasa Kawata, Ajay Ghosh, and Surajit Mandal
Appl. Opt. 43(19) 3838-3847 (2004)

High focal depth with a quasi-bifocus birefringent lens

Sucharita Sanyal and Ajay Ghosh
Appl. Opt. 39(14) 2321-2325 (2000)

Frequency-response characteristics of a perfect lens masked by polarizing devices

Ajay Ghosh, A. K. Chakraborty, and Kazumi Murata
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 5(3) 277-284 (1988)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (6)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (14)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription