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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 25 — Dec. 6, 2010
  • pp: 25808–25814

Realization of binary radial diffractive optical elements by two-photon polymerization technique

Vladimir Osipov, Vladimir Pavelyev, Denis Kachalov, Albertas Žukauskas, and Boris Chichkov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 25, pp. 25808-25814 (2010)

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Application of the two-photon polymerization (2PP) technique for the fabrication of submicron-size relief of radial binary diffractive optical elements (DOE’s) is studied. Binary DOE’s for the formation of special longitudinal intensity distribution (axial light segment) are realized. Interferometric investigations of the diffractive relief produced by the 2PP-technique and investigations of optical properties of the formed elements are presented. Results of computer simulations are in good agreement with the experimental observations.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1380) Diffraction and gratings : Binary optics
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: September 17, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 21, 2010
Published: November 24, 2010

Vladimir Osipov, Vladimir Pavelyev, Denis Kachalov, Albertas Žukauskas, and Boris Chichkov, "Realization of binary radial diffractive optical elements by two-photon polymerization technique," Opt. Express 18, 25808-25814 (2010)

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