The imaging properties of a scanning optical system that incorporates an axicon are presented. Beam-shape characteristics including the axial distribution of the J0 beam and its control and aberration effects arising from off-axis illumination are experimentally studied. These parameters are relevant when the axiconis used in an imaging system operating in the beam-scanning mode. The J0 pattern produced by a blazed axicon transmittance grating is also presented.
© 1992 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 19, 1991
Published: November 1, 1992
Rieko Arimoto, Caesar Saloma, Takuo Tanaka, and Satoshi Kawata, "Imaging properties of axicon in a scanning optical system," Appl. Opt. 31, 6653-6657 (1992)