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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 11 — May. 21, 2012
  • pp: 11767–11777

Large diameter nanostructured gradient index lens

Jedrzej Nowosielski, Ryszard Buczynski, Andrew J. Waddie, Adam Filipkowski, Dariusz Pysz, Aongus McCarthy, Ryszard Stepien, and Mohammad R. Taghizadeh  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 11, pp. 11767-11777 (2012)

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In this paper we report on the development and optical properties of nanostructured gradient index microlenses with good chromatic behavior. We introduce a new fabrication concept for the development of large diameter nanostructured gradient index microlenses based on quantized gradient index profiles and the use of nanostructured meta-rods. We show a dependence of the quality of performance on the number of refractive index levels and the lens diameter. Measurements carried out at 633 and 850nm show good optical properties and similar focal lengths for both wavelengths.

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OCIS Codes
(220.3630) Optical design and fabrication : Lenses
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(260.2065) Physical optics : Effective medium theory

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: March 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 4, 2012
Published: May 9, 2012

Jedrzej Nowosielski, Ryszard Buczynski, Andrew J. Waddie, Adam Filipkowski, Dariusz Pysz, Aongus McCarthy, Ryszard Stepien, and Mohammad R. Taghizadeh, "Large diameter nanostructured gradient index lens," Opt. Express 20, 11767-11777 (2012)

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