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J Microsc. 2008 Apr;230(Pt 1):4-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2818.2008.01948.x.

Linear spatio-temporal characterization of a UV microscope objective for nonlinear imaging and spectroscopy by using two-dimensional spectral interferometry.

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Center for Microintegrated Optics for Advanced Bioimaging and Control, Department of Physics, Colorado School of Mines, 1523 Illinois Street, Golden, CO 80401, USA.


Two-dimensional Fourier transform spectral interferometry is used to characterize the spatio-temporal aberrations of a UV microscope objective. The spatial and temporal profiles of a 420 nm, 38 fs pulse at the focus of a 0.32 NA UV objective are then deduced using a wave propagation code incorporating the measured aberrations.

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