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Title: Sandia Strehl Calculator Version 1.0

Abstract

The Sandia Strehl Calculator is designed to calculate the Gibson and Lanni point spread function (PSF), Strehl ratio, and ensquared energy, allowing non-design immersion, coverslip, and sample layers. It also uses Abbe number calculations to determine the refractive index at specific wavelengths when given the refractive index at a different wavelength and the dispersion. The primary application of Sandia Strehl Calculator is to determine the theoretical impacts of using an optical microscope beyond its normal design parameters. Examples of non-design microscope usage include: a) using coverslips of non-design material b) coverslips of different thicknesses c) imaging deep into an aqueous sample with an immersion objective d) imaging a sample at 37 degrees. All of these changes can affect the imaging quality, sometimes profoundly, but are at the same time non-design conditions employed not infrequently. Rather than having to experimentally determine whether the changes will result in unacceptable image quality, Sandia Strehl Calculator uses existing optical theory to determine the approximate effect of the change, saving the need to perform experiments.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Sandia National Laboratories
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1418001
Report Number(s):
Sandia Strehl V.1.0; 005569MLTPL00
SCR# 2258
DOE Contract Number:
NA0003525
Resource Type:
Software
Software Revision:
00
Software Package Number:
005569
Software CPU:
MLTPL
Open Source:
Yes
Source Code Available:
Yes
Country of Publication:
United States

Citation Formats

Anthony, Stephen M. Sandia Strehl Calculator Version 1.0. Computer software. https://www.osti.gov//servlets/purl/1418001. Vers. 00. USDOE. 5 Dec. 2017. Web.
Anthony, Stephen M. (2017, December 5). Sandia Strehl Calculator Version 1.0 (Version 00) [Computer software]. https://www.osti.gov//servlets/purl/1418001.
Anthony, Stephen M. Sandia Strehl Calculator Version 1.0. Computer software. Version 00. December 5, 2017. https://www.osti.gov//servlets/purl/1418001.
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abstractNote = {The Sandia Strehl Calculator is designed to calculate the Gibson and Lanni point spread function (PSF), Strehl ratio, and ensquared energy, allowing non-design immersion, coverslip, and sample layers. It also uses Abbe number calculations to determine the refractive index at specific wavelengths when given the refractive index at a different wavelength and the dispersion. The primary application of Sandia Strehl Calculator is to determine the theoretical impacts of using an optical microscope beyond its normal design parameters. Examples of non-design microscope usage include: a) using coverslips of non-design material b) coverslips of different thicknesses c) imaging deep into an aqueous sample with an immersion objective d) imaging a sample at 37 degrees. All of these changes can affect the imaging quality, sometimes profoundly, but are at the same time non-design conditions employed not infrequently. Rather than having to experimentally determine whether the changes will result in unacceptable image quality, Sandia Strehl Calculator uses existing optical theory to determine the approximate effect of the change, saving the need to perform experiments.},
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year = {Tue Dec 05 00:00:00 EST 2017},
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