Diffractive m-bonacci lenses

Fibonacci zone plates are proving to be promising candidates in image forming devices. In this letter we show that the set of Fibonacci zone plates are a particular member of a new family of diffractive lenses which can be designed on the basis of a given m-bonacci sequence. These lenses produce twin axial foci whose separation depends on the m-golden mean. Therefore, with this generalization, bifocal systems can be freely designed under the requirement at particular focal planes. Experimental results support our proposal.