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  • Combined diffractive optical elements with adjustable optical properties controlled by a relative rotation: tutorial

    Bernet, S.
    • 2021
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America A 38(10) 1521-1540  View: HTML | PDF

    A pair of adjacent transmissive diffractive optical elements (DOEs) forms a combined DOE with tunable optical properties, as, for example, a diffractive lens with an adjustable focal length. The optic...

  • Modal description of paraxial structured light propagation: tutorial

    Sroor, Hend; Moodley, Chane; Rodríguez-Fajardo, Valeria; Zhan, Qiwen; Forbes, Andrew
    • 2021
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America A 38(10) 1443-1449  View: HTML | PDF

    Here we outline a description of paraxial light propagation from a modal perspective. By decomposing the initial transverse field into a spatial basis whose elements have known and analytical propagat...

  • 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
    Cited by: 1

    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
    Cited by: 8

    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
    Cited by: 8

    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
    Cited by: 9

    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
    Cited by: 7

    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
    Cited by: 4

    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
    Cited by: 18

    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
    Cited by: 26

    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
    Cited by: 10

    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
    Cited by: 15

    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
    Cited by: 37

    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
    Cited by: 7

    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
    Cited by: 22

    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
    Cited by: 19

    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
    Cited by: 40

    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
    Cited by: 27

    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
    Cited by: 5

    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
    Cited by: 53

    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...

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