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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 1998
  • pp: 3031–3037

Computer-originated planar holographic optical elements

Silviu Reinhorn, Yaakov Amitai, and Albert A. Friesem  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 14, pp. 3031-3037 (1998)

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We present novel, to our knowledge, methods for the analytical design and recording of planar holographic optical elements in thick materials. The recording of each planar holographic element is done by interference of two aspherical waves that are derived from appropriately designed computer-generated holograms such that the element has the desired grating function for minimizing aberrations and closely fulfills the Bragg condition over its entire area. The design and recording methods are described, along with calculated results of representative elements.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(090.2890) Holography : Holographic optical elements
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials

Original Manuscript: August 20, 1997
Revised Manuscript: January 6, 1998
Published: May 10, 1998

Silviu Reinhorn, Yaakov Amitai, and Albert A. Friesem, "Computer-originated planar holographic optical elements," Appl. Opt. 37, 3031-3037 (1998)

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