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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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.006482


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Abstract

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.

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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

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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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-31-6482


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  9. This is a pure academic exercise, and this layout has been developed independently of the layout of the Melles Griot APO014 Dapromat commercial product that happens to have fairly similar external characteristics.

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