Imaging properties of axicon in a scanning optical system.

  • Arimoto R
  • Saloma C
  • Tanaka T
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Abstract

The imaging properties of a scanning optical system that incorporates an axicon are presented. Beamshape characteristics including the axial distribution of the J(0) beam and its control and aberration effects arising from off-axis illumination are experimentally studied. These parameters are relevant when the axicon is used in an imaging system operating in the beam-scanning mode. The J(0) pattern produced by a blazed axicon transmittance grating is also presented.

Author-supplied keywords

  • aberrations
  • axicon
  • bessel beam
  • nondiffraction beams
  • scanning optics

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Authors

  • R Arimoto

  • C Saloma

  • T Tanaka

  • S Kawata

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