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  • Vol. 31, Iss. 26 — Sep. 10, 1992
  • pp: 5712–5715

Fabrication of kinoform structures for optical computing

M. T. Gale, G. K. Lang, J. M. Raynor, H. Schütz, and D. Prongué  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 26, pp. 5712-5715 (1992)

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The fabrication of kinoform micro-optical elements for applications in optical computing is described. The elements are recorded as continuous microrelief structures by programmable laser beam writing in photoresist with a computer-controlled precision xy stage and a modulated, focused laser beam. Kinoform structures can be programmed to any desired profile that is required for reproducing complex, optimized structures that are found by computer design techniques.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 19, 1991
Published: September 10, 1992

M. T. Gale, G. K. Lang, J. M. Raynor, H. Schütz, and D. Prongué, "Fabrication of kinoform structures for optical computing," Appl. Opt. 31, 5712-5715 (1992)

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