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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2008
  • pp: 366–368

Demonstration of image-zooming capability for diffractive axicons

Guillaume Druart, Jean Taboury, Nicolas Guérineau, Riad Haïdar, Hervé Sauer, Alain Kattnig, and Jérôme Primot  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 4, pp. 366-368 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.000366


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Abstract

Diffractive axicons are optical components producing achromatic nondiffracting beams. They thus produce a focal line rather than a focal point for classical lenses. This gives the interesting property of a long focal depth. We show that this property can be used to design a simple imaging system with a linear variable zoom by using and translating a diffractive axicon as the only optical component.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1380) Diffraction and gratings : Binary optics
(100.2980) Image processing : Image enhancement
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(070.2615) Fourier optics and signal processing : Frequency filtering

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: November 7, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 13, 2008
Published: February 14, 2008

Citation
Guillaume Druart, Jean Taboury, Nicolas Guérineau, Riad Haïdar, Hervé Sauer, Alain Kattnig, and Jérôme Primot, "Demonstration of image-zooming capability for diffractive axicons," Opt. Lett. 33, 366-368 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-4-366

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