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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 26 — Dec. 20, 2010
  • pp: 26799–26805

Improvement of lens axicon’s performance for longitudinally polarized beam generation by adding a dedicated phase transmittance

K. B. Rajesh, Z. Jaroszewicz, and P. M. Anbarasan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 26, pp. 26799-26805 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.026799


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Abstract

The focal field of high NA lens axicon with a binary-phase optical component is calculated by using vector diffraction theory. Numerical results show that for a radially polarized Bessel Gaussian input field, the proposed system generates a subwavelength (0.395λ) longitudinally polarized beam with large uniform depth of focus (approximately 6 λ).

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OCIS Codes
(210.3810) Optical data storage : Magneto-optic systems
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 15, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 24, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 5, 2010
Published: December 7, 2010

Citation
K. B. Rajesh, Z. Jaroszewicz, and P. M. Anbarasan, "Improvement of lens axicon’s performance for longitudinally polarized beam generation by adding a dedicated phase transmittance," Opt. Express 18, 26799-26805 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-26-26799


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