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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 35 — Dec. 10, 1997
  • pp: 9132–9137

Diffractive phase elements for pattern formation: phase-encoding geometry considerations

Ian M. Barton, Paul Blair, and Mohammad R. Taghizadeh  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 35, pp. 9132-9137 (1997)

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Space-invariant, multilevel, diffractive phase elements are designed for large-scale pattern-formation tasks. The importance of the design algorithm and the phase-encoding geometry of the diffractive element is discussed with regard to the performance of both on- and off-axis reconstruction, notably for pixelated gratings. A new phase-encoding scheme is presented that results in an increase of the diffraction efficiency for the off-axis case.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 19, 1997
Revised Manuscript: September 3, 1997
Published: December 10, 1997

Ian M. Barton, Paul Blair, and Mohammad R. Taghizadeh, "Diffractive phase elements for pattern formation: phase-encoding geometry considerations," Appl. Opt. 36, 9132-9137 (1997)

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