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Present design and lens axicons and their history
Author(s): Katarzyna Kołacz; Anna Burvall; Alexander Goncharov; Zbigniew Jaroszewicz; Christopher Dainty; Ari T. Friberg
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Paper Abstract

Lens systems designed to work like axicons can be a simple and cheap way of generating focal lines characteristic for these elements. We present two lens axicons made from ordinary lenses with spherical surfaces which take advantage of their inherent spherical aberration for creation of the focal segment. One of them is composed from two lenses with blocked central part. The second one is a single meniscus lens with appropriate reflective coatings. The results show that both new elements exhibit main axicon properties. Additionally the second lens axicon is resistant to astigmatism and maintains good quality of the focal segment even in the case of oblique illumination.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6937, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2007, 69373Z (28 December 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.784912
Show Author Affiliations
Katarzyna Kołacz, Institute of Applied Optics (Poland)
Anna Burvall, National Univ. of Ireland, Galway (Ireland)
Alexander Goncharov, National Univ. of Ireland, Galway (Ireland)
Zbigniew Jaroszewicz, Institute of Applied Optics (Poland)
National Institute of Telecommunications (Poland)
Christopher Dainty, National Univ. of Ireland, Galway (Ireland)
Ari T. Friberg, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6937:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2007

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