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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 9 — May. 5, 2014
  • pp: 11035–11042

Fabrication of micro-axicons using direct-laser writing

He Huang, Shijie Chen, Hongmei Zou, Qing Li, Jian Fu, Feng Lin, and X. Wu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 9, pp. 11035-11042 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.011035


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Abstract

A novel direct-laser writing fabrication process for micro-axicons is demonstrated. A fiber-axicon-generated Bessel beam was utilized to write on UV-curable optical epoxy to form new axicons and axicon arrays, and geometrical parameters of the replicated epoxy axicons were analyzed in terms of both apex angle and proximity of the writing axicons. The shape of the fabricated axicons was demonstrated to be controllable through laser exposure, proximity, and apex angle of the source axicon, and the fabricated axicons are capable of generating a quality Bessel beam with an excellent focusing performance.

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OCIS Codes
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication

ToC Category:
Laser Microfabrication

History
Original Manuscript: January 3, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 21, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 22, 2014
Published: May 1, 2014

Citation
He Huang, Shijie Chen, Hongmei Zou, Qing Li, Jian Fu, Feng Lin, and X. Wu, "Fabrication of micro-axicons using direct-laser writing," Opt. Express 22, 11035-11042 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-9-11035


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