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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2042–2044

Achromatic optical vortex lens

Grover A. Swartzlander, Jr.  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 13, pp. 2042-2044 (2006)

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A vortex lens is a useful optical device having applications ranging from astronomy to microscopy. Current vortex masks operate across a narrow bandwidth. Two design schemes are proposed for creating a vortex across a bandwidth exceeding 100 nm in the visible region of the spectrum.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.1260) Other areas of optics : Astronomical optics

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

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

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Grover A. Swartzlander, Jr., "Achromatic optical vortex lens," Opt. Lett. 31, 2042-2044 (2006)

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