Characterizing High Numerical Aperture Microscope Objective Lenses

  • Rimas Juškaitis
Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 87)


Testing and characterization of high quality lenses have been perfected into fine art with the advent of lasers, phase-shifting interferometers, CCD cameras and computers. A bewildering array of techniques is described in Malacara’s classical reference book on the subject [1]. Several of these techniques, in particular the Twyman— Green interferometer and the star test, are applicable to testing of microscope objective lens.


Objective Lens Spherical Aberration Chromatic Aberration Point Scatterer Tube Lens 
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