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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2006
  • pp: 987–989

Design and fabrication of a double-axicon for generation of tailorable self-imaged three-dimensional intensity voids

B. P. S. Ahluwalia, W. C. Cheong, X.-C. Yuan, L.-S. Zhang, S.-H. Tao, J. Bu, and H. Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 7, pp. 987-989 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.000987


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Abstract

We propose a new design for fabrication of a highly power-efficient double axicon to generate self-imaged three-dimensional intensity voids along the propagation of a beam. The conventional conical structure of an axicon is modified and shaped like an axiconlike structure with a double-gradient surface profile. The gradient conical surfaces generate Bessel beams with varying radial wave vectors that are superimposed and interfere to generate a sequence of three-dimensional intensity voids. The proposed element was fabricated using electron-beam lithography, and experimental verification of the design is reported.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(220.3740) Optical design and fabrication : Lithography
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: October 14, 2005
Revised Manuscript: January 4, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 8, 2006

Citation
B. P. S. Ahluwalia, W. C. Cheong, X.-C. Yuan, L.-S. Zhang, S.-H. Tao, J. Bu, and H. Wang, "Design and fabrication of a double-axicon for generation of tailorable self-imaged three-dimensional intensity voids," Opt. Lett. 31, 987-989 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-7-987


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