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Diffraction of a Gaussian beam on a spiral axicon
V.V. Kotlyar
1, A.A. Kovalev2, D. Kodzhek3, V. Garbini3, E. Ferrari1, 3

1Image Processing Systems Institute оf the RAS,
2Samara State Aerospace University (SSAU)
3Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Lithography, Trieste, Italy

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Pages: 30-35.

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The study develops analytical relations that describe the Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffractions of a Gaussian beam on a spiral axicon (SA). The expressions are derived in the form of series of hypergeometric functions. The expression for the SA turns into the expression for a spiral phase plate (SPP) if the axicon parameter is set to zero. The functionality of such optical elements is verified both by numerical simulation and physical experiments using a spatial light modulator.

Gaussian Beam, Axicon, spiral axicon, Fraunhofer diffraction, spiral phase plate.

Kotlyar VV, Kovalev AA, Kodzhek D, Garbini V, Ferrari E. Diffraction of a Gaussian Beam on a Spiral Axicon. Computer Optics 2006; 30: 30-35.

This work was supported by the Russian-American program “Basic Research and Higher Education” (grant CRDF REC SA-014-02), as well as by the grant of the RFBR 05-08-50298.


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