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Optical Engineering

Design, Fabrication, And Metrology Of Negative Branch Waxicons
Author(s): J. K. Guha; R. Yoder
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Paper Abstract

Three negative branch waxicons, all with magnifications of 1.875, were fabricated by diamond turning at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant, operated for the Department of Energy by Union Carbide Corporation, Nuclear Division. One of the waxicons was a simple beam compactor, and the other two had varying degrees of ray redistribution designed into the surface profiles. I nterferometric data taken during the fabrication process were used to make tool offset position corrections between successive cuts. The final surface was tested by single-and double-pass interferometry. The intensity redistribution effect was mea-sured by using a collimated beam incident on the annular leg and scanning the intensity of the compacted beam. All three waxicons were intended for use in a HSURIA (half-symmetric unstable resonator with internal axicon) confiauration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1982
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 21(6) 216963 doi: 10.1117/12.7973014
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 21, Issue 6
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J. K. Guha, Rockwell International Corporation (United States)
R. Yoder, Union Carbide Corporation (United States)


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