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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 1999
  • pp: 5915–5919

Interference effects in far-field diffractive optical elements

Andrew J. Waddie and Mohammad R. Taghizadeh  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 28, pp. 5915-5919 (1999)

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The effects of interference between closely packed diffraction orders in the far field are studied for a number of different scalar-domain diffractive optical elements (DOE’s). We demonstrate that there are specific order separations that minimize the observed degradation in the far-field output uniformity. Finally, a DOE that is designed to ensure that the order separation lies near one of these minima is compared with a more general design that produces an equivalent far-field output.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.1970) Holography : Diffractive optics
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects

Original Manuscript: February 8, 1999
Revised Manuscript: May 18, 1999
Published: October 1, 1999

Andrew J. Waddie and Mohammad R. Taghizadeh, "Interference effects in far-field diffractive optical elements," Appl. Opt. 38, 5915-5919 (1999)

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