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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 2001
  • pp: 2267–2274

Achromatic Fourier processor with holographic optical lenses

Moisés Domingo, Isabel Arias, and Ana García  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 14, pp. 2267-2274 (2001)

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An optical Fourier processor that allows the use of broadband light sources and colored inputs is designed, fabricated, and tested. We develop a design technique based on phase manipulation in the Fourier plane to construct an image processor that provides a chromatically corrected image making use of the good aberrations behavior of symmetrical optical systems. Only a small number of diffractive lenses and one achromatic refractive lens are required to obtain a real image. We verify our design experimentally using holographic lenses, which are presented, owing to their versatility, as a good alternative to expensive blazed diffractive elements.

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OCIS Codes
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(070.1170) Fourier optics and signal processing : Analog optical signal processing
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.2890) Holography : Holographic optical elements

Original Manuscript: November 13, 2000
Revised Manuscript: January 17, 2001
Published: May 10, 2001

Moisés Domingo, Isabel Arias, and Ana García, "Achromatic Fourier processor with holographic optical lenses," Appl. Opt. 40, 2267-2274 (2001)

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