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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 2011
  • pp: 303–306

Demonstration of a Fresnel axicon

Kevin Gourley, Ilya Golub, and Brahim Chebbi  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 3, pp. 303-306 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.50.000303


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Abstract

We design and manufacture a Fresnel axicon (fraxicon) that generates a quasi-diffraction-free/Bessel beam with a large depth of field. The novel optical element is characterized with both coherent and incoherent light, and its behavior is compared with that of a classical axicon. While the fraxicon exhibits a strong interference pattern in the on-axis intensity distribution, it can be smoothed out when using broadband light, partial spatial coherence light, or by period randomization. As inexpensive, compact/lightweight, and low-absorption elements, fraxicons may find applications in imaging, illumination, and situations where low absorption and dispersion are important.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(070.3185) Fourier optics and signal processing : Invariant optical fields

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: September 23, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 28, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 29, 2010
Published: January 14, 2011

Citation
Kevin Gourley, Ilya Golub, and Brahim Chebbi, "Demonstration of a Fresnel axicon," Appl. Opt. 50, 303-306 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-50-3-303

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