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Optical Engineering

Design of uniform-intensity refractive axicons
Author(s): Leszek Rafal Staronski; Jacek L. Sochacki; Zbigniew Jaroszewicz; Andrzej Kolodziejczyk
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Paper Abstract

A general, nonparaxial differential equation is derived describing the refracting surface of revolution, which is able to focus light into a segment of the optical axis that has an arbitrary length, position, and longitudinal intensity distribution. The approach is based on the energy conservation principle in the geometric-approximation and ray-tracing equations. Also presented are numerical solutions for uniform-intensity axicons because the equation has only analytic solutions in the limiting cases of a stigmatic lens and classical axicon.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1992
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 31(3) doi: 10.1117/12.56106
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 31, Issue 3
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Leszek Rafal Staronski
Jacek L. Sochacki, Univ. de Santiago de Compostela (Poland)

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