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1 June 2011 Design and characterization of an axicon structured lens
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An axicon structured lens is designed and its properties of long focal depth is demonstrated. The phase function of the axicon structured lens is constructed according to the properties of nondiffractive Bessel beam with uniform-intensity. Based on the relationship of the side length of the square hole and the phase retardation, the required phase distribution of the axicon structured lens with a long focal depth in a metallic film can be determined. To verify the feasibility of the method, an axicon structured lens with focal length 1000 mm, a focal depth larger than 20 mm was designed and the intensity distribution of far field was calculated. The results show that the focal depth is 25 mm which is nearly 7 times extended with nearly diffraction-limited image quality.
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Lifang Shi, Xiaochun Dong, Qiling Deng, Yueguang Lu, Yutang Ye, and Chunlei Du "Design and characterization of an axicon structured lens," Optical Engineering 50(6), 063001 (1 June 2011).
Published: 1 June 2011

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