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  • Reproducing Kernel Hilbert spaces for wave optics: tutorial

    Gori, Franco; Martínez-Herrero, Rosario
    • 2021
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America A 38(5) 737-748  View: HTML | PDF

    An introduction to the Hilbert spaces that are endowed with a reproducing kernel is presented on using the mathematical tools of Fourier optics and coherence theory. After giving the basic definition ...

  • Modal analysis of structured light with spatial light modulators: a practical tutorial

    Pinnell, Jonathan; Nape, Isaac; Sephton, Bereneice; Cox, Mitchell A.; Rodríguez-Fajardo, Valeria; Forbes, Andrew
    • 2020
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America A 37(11) C146-C160  View: HTML | PDF

    A quantitative analysis of optical fields is essential, particularly when the light is structured in some desired manner, or when there is perhaps an undesired structure that must be corrected for. A ...

  • Introduction to electromagnetic scattering, part II: tutorial

    Frezza, Fabrizio; Mangini, Fabio; Tedeschi, Nicola
    • 2020
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America A 37(8) 1300-1315  View: HTML | PDF

    In this paper, some generalizations of electromagnetic scattering problems by elementary shapes are presented. In particular, the aim of the paper is to provide solutions to the scattering problem by ...

  • Digital Stokes polarimetry and its application to structured light: tutorial

    Singh, Keshaan; Tabebordbar, Najmeh; Forbes, Andrew; Dudley, Angela
    • 2020
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America A 37(11) C33-C44  View: HTML | PDF

    Stokes polarimetry is a mature topic in optics, most commonly performed to extract the polarization structure of optical fields for a range of diverse applications. For historical reasons, most Stokes...

  • Synthesis and characterization of non-uniformly totally polarized light beams: tutorial

    Piquero, Gemma; Martínez-Herrero, Rosario; de Sande, J. C. G.; Santarsiero, Massimo
    • 2020
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America A 37(4) 591-605  View: HTML | PDF

    Polarization of a light beam is traditionally studied under the hypothesis that the state of polarization is uniform across the transverse section of the beam. In such a case, if the paraxial approxim...

  • From Fienup’s phase retrieval techniques to regularized inversion for in-line holography: tutorial

    Momey, Fabien; Denis, Loïc; Olivier, Thomas; Fournier, Corinne
    • 2019
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America A 36(12) D62-D80  View: HTML | PDF

    This paper includes a tutorial on how to reconstruct in-line holograms using an inverse problems approach, starting with modeling the observations, selecting regularizations and constraints,...

  • Iterative phase retrieval for digital holography: tutorial

    Latychevskaia, Tatiana
    • 2019
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America A 36(12) D31-D40  View: HTML | PDF

    This paper provides a tutorial of iterative phase retrieval algorithms based on the Gerchberg–Saxton (GS) algorithm applied in digital holography. In addition, a novel GS-based algorithm tha...

  • Hyperspectral imaging in color vision research: tutorial

    Foster, David H.; Amano, Kinjiro
    • 2019
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America A 36(4) 606-627  View: HTML | PDF

    This tutorial offers an introduction to terrestrial and close-range hyperspectral imaging and some of its uses in human color vision research. The main types of hyperspectral cameras are described tog...

  • Quantum dipole emitters in structured environments: a scattering approach: tutorial

    Bouchet, Dorian; Carminati, Rémi
    • 2019
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America A 36(2) 186-195  View: HTML | PDF

    We provide a simple semi-classical formalism to describe the coupling between one or several quantum emitters and a structured environment. Describing the emitter by an electric polarizability, and th...

  • Unified description of three-dimensional optical diffraction microscopy: from transmission microscopy to optical coherence tomography: tutorial

    Sentenac, Anne; Mertz, Jerome
    • 2018
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America A 35(5) 748-754  View: HTML | PDF

    In this tutorial, we present a general model linking the data provided by any optical diffraction microscope to the sample permittivity. Our analysis is applicable to essentially all microscope config...

  • Introduction to electromagnetic scattering: tutorial

    Frezza, Fabrizio; Mangini, Fabio; Tedeschi, Nicola
    • 2018
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America A 35(1) 163-173  View: HTML | PDF

    In this paper, an introduction to electromagnetic scattering is presented. We introduce the basic concepts needed to face a scattering problem, including the scattering, absorption, and extinction cro...

  • Propagation of uncertainties and applications in numerical modeling: tutorial

    Barchiesi, Dominique; Grosges, Thomas
    • 2017
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America A 34(9) 1602-1619  View: HTML | PDF

    Some inputs of computational models are commonly retrieved from external sources (handbooks, articles, dedicated measurements), and therefore are subject to uncertainties. The known experimental dispe...

  • Color opponency: tutorial

    Shevell, Steven K.; Martin, Paul R.
    • 2017
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America A 34(7) 1099-1108  View: HTML | PDF

    In dialogue, two color scientists introduce the topic of color opponency, as seen from the viewpoints of color appearance (psychophysics) and measurement of nerve cell responses (physiology). Points o...

  • Principles of image reconstruction in optical interferometry: tutorial

    Thiébaut, Éric; Young, John
    • 2017
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America A 34(6) 904-923  View: HTML | PDF

    This paper provides a general introduction to the problem of image reconstruction from interferometric data. A simple model of the interferometric observables is given, and the issues arising from spa...

  • Maxwell Garnett approximation (advanced topics): tutorial

    Markel, Vadim A.
    • 2016
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America A 33(11) 2237-2255  View: HTML | PDF

    In the second part of this tutorial, we consider several advanced topics related to the Maxwell Garnett approximation....

  • Optical Hall effect—model description: tutorial

    Schubert, Mathias; Kühne, Philipp; Darakchieva, Vanya; Hofmann, Tino
    • 2016
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America A 33(8) 1553-1568  View: HTML | PDF

    The optical Hall effect is a physical phenomenon that describes the occurrence of magnetic-field-induced dielectric displacement at optical wavelengths, transverse and longitudinal to the in...

  • Characteristic functionals in imaging and image-quality assessment: tutorial

    Clarkson, Eric; Barrett, Harrison H.
    • 2016
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America A 33(8) 1464-1475  View: HTML | PDF

    Characteristic functionals are one of the main analytical tools used to quantify the statistical properties of random fields and generalized random fields. The viewpoint taken here is that a random fi...

  • Fisher information theory for parameter estimation in single molecule microscopy: tutorial

    Chao, Jerry; Sally Ward, E.; Ober, Raimund J.
    • 2016
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America A 33(7) B36-B57  View: HTML | PDF

    Estimation of a parameter of interest from image data represents a task that is commonly carried out in single molecule microscopy data analysis. The determination of the positional coordinates of a m...

  • Introduction to the Maxwell Garnett approximation: tutorial

    Markel, Vadim A.
    • 2016
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America A 33(7) 1244-1256  View: HTML | PDF

    This tutorial is devoted to the Maxwell Garnett approximation and related theories. Topics covered in this first, introductory part of the tutorial include the Lorentz local field correction, the Clau...

  • Computational photography with plenoptic camera and light field capture: tutorial

    Lam, Edmund Y.
    • 2015
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America A 32(11) 2021-2032  View: HTML | PDF

    Photography is a cornerstone of imaging. Ever since cameras became consumer products more than a century ago, we have witnessed great technological progress in optics and recording mediums, with digit...

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