A new class of computer designed optical element is introduced. These thin, light weight elements are neither diffractive nor refractive. Achromatic elements such as optical vortices lenses, and highly chromatic elements are possible.
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(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1380) Diffraction and gratings : Binary optics
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
G. A. Swartzlander, Jr., "Vectographic Computer-Generated Optical Elements," in Frontiers in Optics 2009/Laser Science XXV/Fall 2009 OSA Optics & Photonics Technical Digest, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper FTuG2.
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