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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1648–1650

Synthesis of diffractive axicons for partially coherent light based on asymptotic wave theory

Anna Thaning, Ari T. Friberg, and Zbigniew Jaroszewicz  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 21, pp. 1648-1650 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.001648


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Abstract

A general, noniterative method for designing diffractive axicons is derived. This new technique clarifies the earlier phenomenological design principle that was used for coherent light and extends it to the domain of partial coherence. The approach is based on the method of stationary phase in fluctuating diffracted wave fields, and it applies to arbitrary axially symmetric radiation of the Schell-model type. It is shown that the general design equation can be solved numerically, in a straightforward way, for any reasonable illumination and image specifications.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics

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Anna Thaning, Ari T. Friberg, and Zbigniew Jaroszewicz, "Synthesis of diffractive axicons for partially coherent light based on asymptotic wave theory," Opt. Lett. 26, 1648-1650 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-21-1648

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