Abstract

The imaging properties of a scanning optical system that incorporates an axicon are presented. Beam-shape characteristics including the axial distribution of the J0 beam and its control and aberration effects arising from off-axis illumination are experimentally studied. These parameters are relevant when the axiconis used in an imaging system operating in the beam-scanning mode. The J0 pattern produced by a blazed axicon transmittance grating is also presented.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

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