The parametric relationships of achromatized transmissive and reflective diffractive optical elements (DOEs) are explored for a number of configuration classes as a function of diffraction order, focal ratio, wavelength, and field angle. The necessity for blazing high-diffraction-order DOEs is elucidated. The ray image sizes are presented in dimensionless imaging space and thus are applicable to any size of optical system. Several aplanatic configurations are evaluated.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(110.6770) Imaging systems : Telescopes
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design
(350.1260) Other areas of optics : Astronomical optics
(350.6090) Other areas of optics : Space optics
Aden B. Meinel and Marjorie P. Meinel, "Parametric Dependencies of High-diffraction-order Achromatized Aplanatic Configurations that Employ Circular or Crossed-linear Diffractive Optical Elements," Appl. Opt. 41, 7155-7166 (2002)