Abstract

One approach to aberration compensation of an imaging system is to introduce a suitable phase mask at the aperture plane of an imaging system. We utilize this principle for the compensation of astigmatism. A suitable polarization mask used on the aperture plane together with a polarizer-retarder combination at the input of the imaging system provides the compensating polarization-induced phase steps at different quadrants of the apertures masked by different polarizers. The aberrant phase can be considerably compensated by the proper choice of a polarization mask and suitable selection of the polarization parameters involved. The results presented here bear out our theoretical expectation.

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2002 (1)

D. R. Chowdhury, K. Bhattacharya, S. Sanyal, A. K. Chakraborty, “Performance of a polarization-masked lens aperture in the presence of spherical aberration,” J. Opt. A 4, 98–104 (2002).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

1998 (2)

1997 (1)

1995 (1)

S. N. Datta, A. Ghosh, A. K. Chakraborty, “Imaging characteristics of a lens zonally masked by polarizers and retarder,” Optik Stuttgart 100, 1–7 (1995).

1994 (3)

1993 (1)

K. Bhattacharya, A. Ghosh, A. K. Chakraborty, “Vector wave imagery with a lens masked by polarizers,” J. Mod. Opt. 40, 379–390 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1991 (1)

K. Bhattacharya, A. Ghosh, A. K. Chakraborty, “Realization of phase and amplitude steps on lens aperture using polarization masks,” J. Opt. (India) 20, 128–131 (1991).

1990 (1)

1989 (2)

R. A. Chipman, “Polarization analysis of optical systems,” Opt. Eng. 28, 90–99 (1989).

J. Linares, “Maxwell paraxial wave optics in inhomogeneous media by path integral formalism,” Phys. Lett. A 141, 207–212 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1988 (1)

1987 (2)

A. Ghosh, A. K. Chakraborty, K. Murata, “Imaging characteristics of a perfect lens partially masked by a linear polarizer,” Optik Stuttgart 76, 153–156 (1987).

A. Ghosh, J. Basu, P. P. Goswami, A. K. Chakraborty, “Frequency response characteristics of a perfect lens partially masked by a retarder,” J. Mod. Opt. 34, 281–289 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1985 (1)

1984 (1)

1978 (1)

A. K. Chakraborty, B. Mondol Adhikari, P. Roychoudhury, “The optical transfer function of a perfect lens with polarization mask,” J. Opt. (Paris) 9, 251–254 (1978).
[CrossRef]

1976 (1)

A. K. Chakraborty, H. Mukherjee, “Modification of PSF by polarization mask,” J. Opt. (India) 5, 71–74 (1976).

1974 (1)

J. Feinleib, S. G. Lipson, P. F. Cone, “Monolithic piezoelectric mirror for wavefront correction,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 25, 311–313 (1974).
[CrossRef]

1965 (2)

1964 (1)

1931 (1)

B. Schmidt, “Ein lichtstarkes komafreies Spiegelsystem (a bright coma-free mirror system),” Zeitung. Opt. Mech. 52, 79 (1931).

Applegate, R.

Barakat, R.

Bartsch, D.-U.

Basu, J.

A. Ghosh, J. Basu, P. P. Goswami, A. K. Chakraborty, “Frequency response characteristics of a perfect lens partially masked by a retarder,” J. Mod. Opt. 34, 281–289 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Baude, D.

Bhattacharya, K.

D. R. Chowdhury, K. Bhattacharya, A. K. Chakroborty, “Possibility of optical focal shift with polarization masks,” Appl. Opt. 42, 3819–3826 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. R. Chowdhury, K. Bhattacharya, S. Sanyal, A. K. Chakraborty, “Performance of a polarization-masked lens aperture in the presence of spherical aberration,” J. Opt. A 4, 98–104 (2002).
[CrossRef]

K. Bhattacharya, A. K. Chakraborty, A. Ghosh, “Simulation of effects of phase and amplitude coatings on the lens aperture with polarization masks,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2, 586–592 (1994).
[CrossRef]

K. Bhattacharya, A. Ghosh, A. K. Chakraborty, “Vector wave imagery with a lens masked by polarizers,” J. Mod. Opt. 40, 379–390 (1993).
[CrossRef]

K. Bhattacharya, A. Ghosh, A. K. Chakraborty, “Realization of phase and amplitude steps on lens aperture using polarization masks,” J. Opt. (India) 20, 128–131 (1991).

Bitterli, C. V.

Blanchard, A.

Callahan, G. M.

J. E. Harvey, G. M. Callahan, M. Gray, “Wavefront error compensation capabilities of multi-actuator deformable mirrors,” in Adaptive Optical Components I, S. Holly, ed., SPIE Proc.141, 50–57( 1978).

Cannon, S. M.

Chakraborty, A. K.

D. R. Chowdhury, K. Bhattacharya, S. Sanyal, A. K. Chakraborty, “Performance of a polarization-masked lens aperture in the presence of spherical aberration,” J. Opt. A 4, 98–104 (2002).
[CrossRef]

S. N. Datta, A. Ghosh, A. K. Chakraborty, “Imaging characteristics of a lens zonally masked by polarizers and retarder,” Optik Stuttgart 100, 1–7 (1995).

K. Bhattacharya, A. K. Chakraborty, A. Ghosh, “Simulation of effects of phase and amplitude coatings on the lens aperture with polarization masks,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2, 586–592 (1994).
[CrossRef]

K. Bhattacharya, A. Ghosh, A. K. Chakraborty, “Vector wave imagery with a lens masked by polarizers,” J. Mod. Opt. 40, 379–390 (1993).
[CrossRef]

K. Bhattacharya, A. Ghosh, A. K. Chakraborty, “Realization of phase and amplitude steps on lens aperture using polarization masks,” J. Opt. (India) 20, 128–131 (1991).

A. Ghosh, K. Murata, A. K. Chakraborty, “Frequency response characteristics of a perfect lens masked by polarizing devices,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 5, 277–284 (1988).
[CrossRef]

A. Ghosh, J. Basu, P. P. Goswami, A. K. Chakraborty, “Frequency response characteristics of a perfect lens partially masked by a retarder,” J. Mod. Opt. 34, 281–289 (1987).
[CrossRef]

A. Ghosh, A. K. Chakraborty, K. Murata, “Imaging characteristics of a perfect lens partially masked by a linear polarizer,” Optik Stuttgart 76, 153–156 (1987).

A. K. Chakraborty, B. Mondol Adhikari, P. Roychoudhury, “The optical transfer function of a perfect lens with polarization mask,” J. Opt. (Paris) 9, 251–254 (1978).
[CrossRef]

A. K. Chakraborty, H. Mukherjee, “Modification of PSF by polarization mask,” J. Opt. (India) 5, 71–74 (1976).

Chakroborty, A. K.

Charman, N.

Chateau, N.

Chipman, R.

Chipman, R. A.

R. A. Chipman, “Polarization analysis of optical systems,” Opt. Eng. 28, 90–99 (1989).

Chowdhury, D. R.

D. R. Chowdhury, K. Bhattacharya, A. K. Chakroborty, “Possibility of optical focal shift with polarization masks,” Appl. Opt. 42, 3819–3826 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. R. Chowdhury, K. Bhattacharya, S. Sanyal, A. K. Chakraborty, “Performance of a polarization-masked lens aperture in the presence of spherical aberration,” J. Opt. A 4, 98–104 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Cone, P. F.

J. Feinleib, S. G. Lipson, P. F. Cone, “Monolithic piezoelectric mirror for wavefront correction,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 25, 311–313 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Datta, S. N.

S. N. Datta, A. Ghosh, A. K. Chakraborty, “Imaging characteristics of a lens zonally masked by polarizers and retarder,” Optik Stuttgart 100, 1–7 (1995).

Fainman, Y.

Fainmann, Y.

Feinleib, J.

J. Feinleib, S. G. Lipson, P. F. Cone, “Monolithic piezoelectric mirror for wavefront correction,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 25, 311–313 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Freeman, W. R.

Ghosh, A.

S. N. Datta, A. Ghosh, A. K. Chakraborty, “Imaging characteristics of a lens zonally masked by polarizers and retarder,” Optik Stuttgart 100, 1–7 (1995).

K. Bhattacharya, A. K. Chakraborty, A. Ghosh, “Simulation of effects of phase and amplitude coatings on the lens aperture with polarization masks,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2, 586–592 (1994).
[CrossRef]

K. Bhattacharya, A. Ghosh, A. K. Chakraborty, “Vector wave imagery with a lens masked by polarizers,” J. Mod. Opt. 40, 379–390 (1993).
[CrossRef]

K. Bhattacharya, A. Ghosh, A. K. Chakraborty, “Realization of phase and amplitude steps on lens aperture using polarization masks,” J. Opt. (India) 20, 128–131 (1991).

A. Ghosh, K. Murata, A. K. Chakraborty, “Frequency response characteristics of a perfect lens masked by polarizing devices,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 5, 277–284 (1988).
[CrossRef]

A. Ghosh, A. K. Chakraborty, K. Murata, “Imaging characteristics of a perfect lens partially masked by a linear polarizer,” Optik Stuttgart 76, 153–156 (1987).

A. Ghosh, J. Basu, P. P. Goswami, A. K. Chakraborty, “Frequency response characteristics of a perfect lens partially masked by a retarder,” J. Mod. Opt. 34, 281–289 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Goswami, P. P.

A. Ghosh, J. Basu, P. P. Goswami, A. K. Chakraborty, “Frequency response characteristics of a perfect lens partially masked by a retarder,” J. Mod. Opt. 34, 281–289 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Gray, M.

J. E. Harvey, G. M. Callahan, M. Gray, “Wavefront error compensation capabilities of multi-actuator deformable mirrors,” in Adaptive Optical Components I, S. Holly, ed., SPIE Proc.141, 50–57( 1978).

Harvey, J. E.

J. E. Harvey, G. M. Callahan, M. Gray, “Wavefront error compensation capabilities of multi-actuator deformable mirrors,” in Adaptive Optical Components I, S. Holly, ed., SPIE Proc.141, 50–57( 1978).

Hopkins, H. H.

H. H. Hopkins, Wave Theory of Aberrations (Clarendon, Oxford, 1950).

Houston, A.

Howland, B.

Howland, H. C.

Linares, J.

J. Linares, “Maxwell paraxial wave optics in inhomogeneous media by path integral formalism,” Phys. Lett. A 141, 207–212 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Lipson, S. G.

J. Feinleib, S. G. Lipson, P. F. Cone, “Monolithic piezoelectric mirror for wavefront correction,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 25, 311–313 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Lopez-Gil, N.

Love, G. D.

Mahajan, V. N.

V. N. Mahajan, Aberration Theory Made Simple (SPIE Optical Engineering Press, Bellingham, Wash., 1991).

Mahan, A. I.

McGuire, J.

Mondol Adhikari, B.

A. K. Chakraborty, B. Mondol Adhikari, P. Roychoudhury, “The optical transfer function of a perfect lens with polarization mask,” J. Opt. (Paris) 9, 251–254 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Mukherjee, H.

A. K. Chakraborty, H. Mukherjee, “Modification of PSF by polarization mask,” J. Opt. (India) 5, 71–74 (1976).

Mukunda, N.

Murata, K.

A. Ghosh, K. Murata, A. K. Chakraborty, “Frequency response characteristics of a perfect lens masked by polarizing devices,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 5, 277–284 (1988).
[CrossRef]

A. Ghosh, A. K. Chakraborty, K. Murata, “Imaging characteristics of a perfect lens partially masked by a linear polarizer,” Optik Stuttgart 76, 153–156 (1987).

Roychoudhury, P.

A. K. Chakraborty, B. Mondol Adhikari, P. Roychoudhury, “The optical transfer function of a perfect lens with polarization mask,” J. Opt. (Paris) 9, 251–254 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Sanyal, S.

D. R. Chowdhury, K. Bhattacharya, S. Sanyal, A. K. Chakraborty, “Performance of a polarization-masked lens aperture in the presence of spherical aberration,” J. Opt. A 4, 98–104 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Schmidt, B.

B. Schmidt, “Ein lichtstarkes komafreies Spiegelsystem (a bright coma-free mirror system),” Zeitung. Opt. Mech. 52, 79 (1931).

Shamir, J.

Simon, R.

Sudarshan, E. C. G.

Sun, P.-C.

Zhu, L.

Appl. Opt. (6)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

J. Feinleib, S. G. Lipson, P. F. Cone, “Monolithic piezoelectric mirror for wavefront correction,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 25, 311–313 (1974).
[CrossRef]

J. Mod. Opt. (2)

A. Ghosh, J. Basu, P. P. Goswami, A. K. Chakraborty, “Frequency response characteristics of a perfect lens partially masked by a retarder,” J. Mod. Opt. 34, 281–289 (1987).
[CrossRef]

K. Bhattacharya, A. Ghosh, A. K. Chakraborty, “Vector wave imagery with a lens masked by polarizers,” J. Mod. Opt. 40, 379–390 (1993).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. (India) (2)

K. Bhattacharya, A. Ghosh, A. K. Chakraborty, “Realization of phase and amplitude steps on lens aperture using polarization masks,” J. Opt. (India) 20, 128–131 (1991).

A. K. Chakraborty, H. Mukherjee, “Modification of PSF by polarization mask,” J. Opt. (India) 5, 71–74 (1976).

J. Opt. (Paris) (1)

A. K. Chakraborty, B. Mondol Adhikari, P. Roychoudhury, “The optical transfer function of a perfect lens with polarization mask,” J. Opt. (Paris) 9, 251–254 (1978).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. A (1)

D. R. Chowdhury, K. Bhattacharya, S. Sanyal, A. K. Chakraborty, “Performance of a polarization-masked lens aperture in the presence of spherical aberration,” J. Opt. A 4, 98–104 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (3)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (6)

Opt. Eng. (1)

R. A. Chipman, “Polarization analysis of optical systems,” Opt. Eng. 28, 90–99 (1989).

Optik Stuttgart (2)

S. N. Datta, A. Ghosh, A. K. Chakraborty, “Imaging characteristics of a lens zonally masked by polarizers and retarder,” Optik Stuttgart 100, 1–7 (1995).

A. Ghosh, A. K. Chakraborty, K. Murata, “Imaging characteristics of a perfect lens partially masked by a linear polarizer,” Optik Stuttgart 76, 153–156 (1987).

Phys. Lett. A (1)

J. Linares, “Maxwell paraxial wave optics in inhomogeneous media by path integral formalism,” Phys. Lett. A 141, 207–212 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Zeitung. Opt. Mech. (1)

B. Schmidt, “Ein lichtstarkes komafreies Spiegelsystem (a bright coma-free mirror system),” Zeitung. Opt. Mech. 52, 79 (1931).

Other (3)

H. H. Hopkins, Wave Theory of Aberrations (Clarendon, Oxford, 1950).

V. N. Mahajan, Aberration Theory Made Simple (SPIE Optical Engineering Press, Bellingham, Wash., 1991).

J. E. Harvey, G. M. Callahan, M. Gray, “Wavefront error compensation capabilities of multi-actuator deformable mirrors,” in Adaptive Optical Components I, S. Holly, ed., SPIE Proc.141, 50–57( 1978).

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