Toward a spherical spot distribution with 4π focusing of radially polarized light

Nándor Bokor, Nir Davidson

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Abstract

The properties of the focal spot for 4π focusing with radially polarized light are presented for various apodization factors. With a focusing system satisfying the Herschel condition, sharp focal spots with almostperfect spherical symmetry (leading to equal axial and transverse resolution) and extremely low sidelobes are achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1968-1970
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume29
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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