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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 11 — Apr. 10, 2007
  • pp: 1994–2000

Conical optics: the solution to confine light

T. Grosjean, F. Baida, and D. Courjon  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 11, pp. 1994-2000 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.001994


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Abstract

We compare the performances in terms of confinement and depth of field of spherical and conical optics. It turns out that, if the spherical optics is adapted to the usual parallel imaging, conical optics seems to be the optimized solution for systems based on scanning (sequential imaging). It is shown that the optimized confinement capability of conical optics is due to the ability of conical components to generate a single Bessel beam with high efficiency. The calculations are based on Weyl formulas.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(070.6110) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial filtering
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(110.5220) Imaging systems : Photolithography
(210.4770) Optical data storage : Optical recording
(220.2560) Optical design and fabrication : Propagating methods

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: August 30, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 10, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 21, 2006
Published: March 20, 2007

Citation
T. Grosjean, F. Baida, and D. Courjon, "Conical optics: the solution to confine light," Appl. Opt. 46, 1994-2000 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-11-1994

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