Application of the two-photon polymerization (2PP) technique for the fabrication of binary radial diffractive optical elements (DOEs) to form a bottle-like intensity distribution, or “light bottle,” is studied. Computer modeling and fabrication of a binary DOE for the formation of the desired light distributions are realized. The results of scanning electron microscopy analysis of the diffractive relief produced by the 2PP technique and an investigation of the optical properties of the fabricated elements are presented.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Optical Design and Fabrication
Original Manuscript: January 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 11, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 14, 2012
Published: June 19, 2012
Vladimir Pavelyev, Vladimir Osipov, Denis Kachalov, Svetlana Khonina, Wei Cheng, Arune Gaidukeviciute, and Boris Chichkov, "Diffractive optical elements for the formation of “light bottle” intensity distributions," Appl. Opt. 51, 4215-4218 (2012)