15 October 2012 Characteristics of the annular beam using a single axicon and a pair of lens
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In optical trapping, annular beam as a kind of hollow beam is used to increase the axial trapping efficiency as well as the trapping stability. In this paper, a method for producing an annular beam by a system consisting of a single axicon and a pair of lens is proposed. The generated beam was also used as the optical tweezers. We use the geometrical optics to describe the propagation of light in the system. The calculated intensity distribution in three-dimensional space after the system shows a good agreement with the experimental results. The advantages of this method are simplicity of operation, good stability, and high transmittance, having possible applications in fields like optical microscopic, optical manipulation and electronic acceleration, etc.
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Ke Ji, Ke Ji, Ming Lei, Ming Lei, Baoli Yao, Baoli Yao, Shaohui Yan, Shaohui Yan, Yanlong Yang, Yanlong Yang, Ze Li, Ze Li, Dan Dan, Dan Dan, Neimule Menke, Neimule Menke, "Characteristics of the annular beam using a single axicon and a pair of lens", Proc. SPIE 8418, 6th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Design, Manufacturing, and Testing of Smart Structures, Micro- and Nano-Optical Devices, and Systems, 84181A (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.976027; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.976027
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