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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 1998
  • pp: 4206–4209

Two-element refracting system for annular Gaussian-to-Bessel beam transformation

Muhammad Arif, Meer M. Hossain, Abdul Ahad S. Awwal, and Muhammad N. Islam  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 19, pp. 4206-4209 (1998)

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A refracting system consisting of two lenses is designed to transform an annular Gaussian laser beam into a circular Bessel beam. The slopes of the input and output surfaces fit well with a sixth-order polynomial. A smooth variation of the radii of curvature of the resulting aspheric surfaces is very attractive for easy machining of the surfaces. The diffraction-free length for the designed system is 59.4735 m at 633 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(080.3620) Geometric optics : Lens system design
(220.1250) Optical design and fabrication : Aspherics
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design

Original Manuscript: November 12, 1997
Revised Manuscript: January 12, 1998
Published: July 1, 1998

Muhammad Arif, Meer M. Hossain, Abdul Ahad S. Awwal, and Muhammad N. Islam, "Two-element refracting system for annular Gaussian-to-Bessel beam transformation," Appl. Opt. 37, 4206-4209 (1998)

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