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  • Vol. 34, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 1995
  • pp: 2462–2468

Spectral properties of multiorder diffractive lenses

Dean Faklis and G. Michael Morris  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 34, Issue 14, pp. 2462-2468 (1995)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.34.002462


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Abstract

Diffractive lenses have been traditionally designed with the first diffracted order. The spectral characteristics of diffractive lenses operating in higher diffracted orders differ significantly from the first-order case. Multiorder diffractive lenses offer a new degree of freedom in the design of broadband and multispectral optical systems that include diffractive optical elements. It is shown that blazing the surface-relief diffractive lens for higher diffraction orders enables the design of achromatic and apochromatic singlets. The wavelength-dependent optical transfer function and the associated Strehl ratio are derived for multiorder diffractive lenses. Experiments that illustrate lens performance in two spectral bands are described, and the results show excellent agreement with the theoretical predictions.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: September 6, 1994
Revised Manuscript: November 18, 1994
Published: May 10, 1995

Citation
Dean Faklis and G. Michael Morris, "Spectral properties of multiorder diffractive lenses," Appl. Opt. 34, 2462-2468 (1995)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-34-14-2462


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