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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2011
  • pp: 3100–3102

Tight focusing with a binary microaxicon

V. V. Kotlyar, S. S. Stafeev, L. O’Faolain, and V. A. Soifer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 16, pp. 3100-3102 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.003100


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Abstract

Using a near-field scanning microscope (NT-MDT) with a 100 nm aperture cantilever held 1 μm apart from a microaxicon of diameter 14 μm and period 800 nm , we measure a focal spot resulting from the illumination by a linearly polarized laser light of wavelength λ = 532 nm , with its FWHM being equal to 0.58 λ , and the depth of focus being 5.6 λ . The rms deviation of the focal spot intensity from the calculated value is 6%. The focus intensity is five times larger than the maximal illumination beam intensity.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1380) Diffraction and gratings : Binary optics
(180.4243) Microscopy : Near-field microscopy

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: April 26, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 7, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 2011
Published: August 8, 2011

Virtual Issues
Vol. 6, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
V. V. Kotlyar, S. S. Stafeev, L. O’Faolain, and V. A. Soifer, "Tight focusing with a binary microaxicon," Opt. Lett. 36, 3100-3102 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-16-3100


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