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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2006
  • pp: 1890–1892

Fresnel axicon

Ilya Golub  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 12, pp. 1890-1892 (2006)

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A new optical element, a Fresnel axicon (fraxicon), is proposed. Similar to a Fresnel lens, this element consists of concentric prism-like grooves with an apex angle equal to that of a bulk axicon and whose action relies on refraction. The fraxicon is less chromatic and simpler to manufacture than holographic optical element–based diffractive axicons and, in comparison with regular refractive axicons, is more compact with less absorption loss in the material while allowing significant economy in mass production.

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OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: March 3, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 23, 2006

Ilya Golub, "Fresnel axicon," Opt. Lett. 31, 1890-1892 (2006)

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