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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 2014
  • pp: 1970–1974

Quasi-achromatic Fresnel zone lens with ring focus

A. Vijayakumar and Shanti Bhattacharya  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 9, pp. 1970-1974 (2014)

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The phase of a standard Fresnel zone lens (FZL) is periodically modulated in the radial direction using the phase of a binary fraxicon. The resulting element (rf-FZL) focuses light into a ring. The ring is found to be quasi-achromatic, in that the diameter is wavelength independent but its location is not. The binary rf-FZL is fabricated using electron beam direct writing. Experimental results confirm the generation of a wavelength-independent ring pattern at the focus of the rf-FZL. An efficiency of 24% was obtained. The variation in radius of ring pattern was reduced from 61 μm to less than 10 nm for a corresponding wavelength variation from 532 to 633 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(230.1950) Optical devices : Diffraction gratings
(050.1965) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive lenses

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: November 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 8, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 17, 2014
Published: March 20, 2014

A. Vijayakumar and Shanti Bhattacharya, "Quasi-achromatic Fresnel zone lens with ring focus," Appl. Opt. 53, 1970-1974 (2014)

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