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Rigorous electromagnetic analysis of two dimensional micro-axicon by boundary integral equations

Jie Lin, Jiubin Tan, Jian Liu, and Shutian Liu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 3, pp. 1466-1471 (2009)

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The focal performance of the micro-axicon and the Fresnel axicon (fraxicon) are investigated, for the first time, by the rigorous electromagnetic theory and boundary element method. The micro-axicon with different angle of apex and the fraxicon with various period and angle of apex are investigated. The dark segments of the fraxicon are explored numerically. Rigorous results of focal performance of the micro-axicon and the fraxicon are different from the results given by the approximation of geometrical optics and the scalar diffraction theory. The scattering effects are dominant in the fraxicon with small size of feature. It is expected that our study can provides very useful information in analyzing the axicon in optical trapping systems.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: October 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 16, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 19, 2008
Published: January 26, 2009

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Vol. 4, Iss. 4 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Jie Lin, Jiubin Tan, Jian Liu, and Shutian Liu, "Rigorous electromagnetic analysis of two dimensional micro-axicon by boundary integral equations," Opt. Express 17, 1466-1471 (2009)

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