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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 1997
  • pp: 3155–3164

Design of diffractive optical elements with optimization of the signal-to-noise ratio and without a dummy area

Jeng-Feng Lin and Alexander A. Sawchuk  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 14, pp. 3155-3164 (1997)

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We describe a new approach to suppress undesired diffraction orders in the signal area of a Fourier plane diffractive optical element (DOE). We implement this new approach for the DOE design by a two-stage iterative Fourier transform algorithm that incorporates an adaptive optimization of the signal-to-noise ratio and does not require the introduction of a dummy output area outside the field of view. A comparison among this approach and three other approaches are presented on the basis of numerical results from several sample diffraction patterns.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

Jeng-Feng Lin and Alexander A. Sawchuk, "Design of diffractive optical elements with optimization of the signal-to-noise ratio and without a dummy area," Appl. Opt. 36, 3155-3164 (1997)

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