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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 19 — Sep. 23, 2002
  • pp: 978–983

Fabrication of Fresnel zone plate embedded in silica glass by femtosecond laser pulses

Wataru Watanabe, Daisuke Kuroda, Kazuyoshi Itoh, and Junji Nishii  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 19, pp. 978-983 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.10.000978


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Abstract

We fabricated the Fresnel zone plate by embedding voids in silica glass. We investigated the focusing properties by launching a He-Ne laser beam into the zone plate. The spot size of the primary focal point was 7.0 μm and agreed with the theoretical value of 6.1 μm. The diffraction efficiency was 2.0 %. This technique enables us to make alignment free micro-scale lenses inside bulk materials.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: August 21, 2002
Revised Manuscript: September 8, 2002
Published: September 23, 2002

Citation
Wataru Watanabe, Daisuke Kuroda, Kazuyoshi Itoh, and Junji Nishii, "Fabrication of Fresnel zone plate embedded in silica glass by femtosecond laser pulses," Opt. Express 10, 978-983 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-10-19-978


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