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  • Vol. 33, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 1994
  • pp: 3420–3426

Gradient-index axicon lenses: a quasi-geometrical study

Rosa M. González, Jesús Liñares, and Carlos Gómez-Reino  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 33, Issue 16, pp. 3420-3426 (1994)

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Unconventional imaging and focusing properties are obtained when odd powers of the radial coordinate are present in a radial gradient-index profile. We calculate the transmittance function for this kind of medium under a paraxial approximation by a quasi-geometrical approach. Likewise, we analyze the pupil effect; that is, we evaluate the intensity distribution diffracted by a gradient-index axicon at the image plane.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 28, 1993
Revised Manuscript: October 20, 1993
Published: June 1, 1994

Rosa M. González, Jesús Liñares, and Carlos Gómez-Reino, "Gradient-index axicon lenses: a quasi-geometrical study," Appl. Opt. 33, 3420-3426 (1994)

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