OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 2007
  • pp: 312–318

Lens axicons in oblique illumination

Anna Burvall, Katarzyna Kołacz, Alexander V. Goncharov, Zbigniew Jaroszewicz, and Christopher Dainty  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 3, pp. 312-318 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.000312


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (580 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Lens axicons, i.e., lenses or lens systems designed to work like axicons, can be a simple and inexpensive way of generating the characteristic axicon focal line. In the design of most lens axicons, only on-axis properties have been considered. We present the design of a lens axicon with improved off-axis characteristics. It is constructed from a singlet lens but with a double-pass feature that allows for a line of uniform width and a stop positioned to minimize aberrations. We perform off-axis analysis and experiments for this system and for another lens axicon, one designed for its on-axis characteristics. We conclude that the off-axis performance of the double-pass axicon is better than both that of an ordinary cone axicon and that of the other lens axicon.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(080.3620) Geometric optics : Lens system design
(220.2740) Optical design and fabrication : Geometric optical design
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: August 16, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 21, 2006
Published: January 4, 2007

Citation
Anna Burvall, Katarzyna Kolacz, Alexander V. Goncharov, Zbigniew Jaroszewicz, and Christopher Dainty, "Lens axicons in oblique illumination," Appl. Opt. 46, 312-318 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-3-312

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited