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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2014
  • pp: 119–122

Surface profilometry with binary axicon-vortex and lens-vortex optical elements

D. Wojnowski, E. Jankowska, J. Masajada, J. Suszek, I. Augustyniak, A. Popiolek-Masajada, I. Ducin, K. Kakarenko, and M. Sypek  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 1, pp. 119-122 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.000119


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Abstract

We report on the interesting effect observed with the diffractive binary element, which matches the property of an axicon and vortex lens. Binary phase coding simplifies the manufacturing process and gives additional advantages for metrology purposes. Under laser beam illumination, our element produces two waves: converging and diverging. Both waves carry a single optical vortex. We show that this special diffractive element can be used to set up a simple surface profilometer.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1380) Diffraction and gratings : Binary optics
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(180.3170) Microscopy : Interference microscopy
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: September 17, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 22, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 22, 2013
Published: December 23, 2013

Citation
D. Wojnowski, E. Jankowska, J. Masajada, J. Suszek, I. Augustyniak, A. Popiolek-Masajada, I. Ducin, K. Kakarenko, and M. Sypek, "Surface profilometry with binary axicon-vortex and lens-vortex optical elements," Opt. Lett. 39, 119-122 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-1-119

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