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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 43, Iss. 11 — Apr. 10, 2004
  • pp: 2242–2250

Modeling microlenses by use of vectorial field rays and diffraction integrals

Miguel A. Alvarez-Cabanillas, Fang Xu, and Yeshaiahu Fainman  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 11, pp. 2242-2250 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.43.002242


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Abstract

A nonparaxial vector-field method is used to describe the behavior of low-f-number microlenses by use of ray propagation, Fresnel coefficients and the solution of Maxwell equations to determine the field propagating through the lens boundaries, followed by use of the Rayleigh-Sommerfeld method to find the diffracted field behind the lenses. This approach enables the phase, the amplitude, and the polarization of the diffracted fields to be determined. Numerical simulations for a convex-plano lens illustrate the effects of the radii of curvature, the lens apertures, the index of refraction, and the wavelength on the variations of the focal length, the focal plane field distribution, and the cross polarization of the field in the focal plane.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.3630) Geometric optics : Lenses
(220.3630) Optical design and fabrication : Lenses
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory

History
Original Manuscript: August 20, 2003
Revised Manuscript: January 12, 2004
Published: April 10, 2004

Citation
Miguel A. Alvarez-Cabanillas, Fang Xu, and Yeshaiahu Fainman, "Modeling microlenses by use of vectorial field rays and diffraction integrals," Appl. Opt. 43, 2242-2250 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-43-11-2242

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