Characterization of Bessel beams generated by polymeric microaxicons

Year: 2012

Authors: Merola F., Coppola S., Vespini V., Grilli S., Ferraro P.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (CNR-INO), Via Campi Flegrei 34, 80078 Pozzuoli (NA), Italy; Dip. Ingegneria Materiali e Strutture, Università di Napoli ‘Federico II’, Piazzale Tecchio 80, 80125 Napoli, Italy

Abstract: We present a quick, simple and accurate digital holographic characterization of the Bessel beams produced by polymeric microaxicons. This technique allows the numerical reconstruction of both intensity and phase of the beam at whichever point starting from a single acquired hologram. From these data, it is possible to go back to the axicon structure, and to gather information about their characteristics. In particular, the focal length and the depth of focus of the axicon lens are experimentally measured, and the full width at half maximum of the beam is obtained too. The depth of focus, very large for a Bessel beam with respect to a Gaussian one, is successfully exploited for optical trapping of micrometric objects.


Volume: 23 (6)      Pages from: 065204  to: 065204

KeyWords: Bessel beams; digital holography; microaxicons
DOI: 10.1088/0957-0233/23/6/065204

Citations: 21
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