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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 31 — Nov. 1, 1999
  • pp: 6482–6486

Diffractive optical elements in hybrid lenses: modeling and design by zone decomposition

Hervé Sauer, Pierre Chavel, and Gábor Erdei  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 31, pp. 6482-6486 (1999)

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We propose to model hybrid optical systems (i.e., lenses with conventional and diffractive optical elements) as multiaperture systems in which the images formed by each zone of the diffractive optical element should be summed up coherently. This new zone decomposition concept is explained and compared with the standard diffraction-order expansion with the help of a hybrid triplet example.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(110.3000) Imaging systems : Image quality assessment
(110.4100) Imaging systems : Modulation transfer function
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design

Original Manuscript: April 26, 1999
Revised Manuscript: July 12, 1999
Published: November 1, 1999

Hervé Sauer, Pierre Chavel, and Gábor Erdei, "Diffractive optical elements in hybrid lenses: modeling and design by zone decomposition," Appl. Opt. 38, 6482-6486 (1999)

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