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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 13 — Jun. 26, 2006
  • pp: 6273–6278

The fabrication of a thin, circular polymer film based phase shaper for generating doughnut modes

Jun-ichi Hotta, Hiroshi Uji-i, and Johan Hofkens  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 13, pp. 6273-6278 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.006273


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Abstract

We demonstrated the fabrication of a phase shaper for generating a ‘doughnut mode’ laser beam using a thin, circular polymer film on a substrate. The fabrication method is based on a combination of spin-coating and drop-casting. The alignment procedure to get ideal ‘doughnut modes’ is described. The intensity distribution at the focus is analyzed with single molecule spectroscopy.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: May 15, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 15, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 16, 2006
Published: June 26, 2006

Virtual Issues
Vol. 1, Iss. 7 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Jun-ichi Hotta, Hiroshi Uji-i, and Johan Hofkens, "The fabrication of a thin, circular polymer film based phase shaper for generating doughnut modes," Opt. Express 14, 6273-6278 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-13-6273


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