Nanostructured gradient index microoptics

R. Buczynski, A. Filipkowski, B. Piechal, D. Pysz, M. Klimczak, B. Siwicki, A. J. Waddie, M. R. Taghizadeh, R. Stepien

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Nanostructured gradient index (nGRIN) elements are a new class of planar-surface micro-optical components which transform optical wavefront by discrete, subwavelength changes in the refractive index perpendicular to the optical axis. We have developed a series of various nanostructured micro-optical components with various functionalities using modified stack-and -draw method. All nanostructured components are developed with two types of thermally matched soft glasses with refractive index difference of 0.04 - 0.1. In this paper we present experimental and modelling results for various type of microcomponets, including spherical, elliptical and axicon lenses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
ISBN (Print)9781467378802
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2015
Event17th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 5 Jul 20159 Jul 2015


Conference17th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
Abbreviated titleICTON 2015


  • Axicons
  • Effective medium theory
  • Microoptics
  • Nanostructured materials
  • Optical fibres
  • Soft glass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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