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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2004
  • pp: 1209–1215

Design of near-field holographic optical elements by grating matching

Henrik C. Pedersen and Carsten Thirstrup  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 6, pp. 1209-1215 (2004)

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A new method for designing holographic optical elements is presented. The method is based on matching the grating-spacing profile of the recording light interference pattern to the desired grating-spacing profile. We show that for designing near-field holograms, in which the optical images involved are close to the hologram aperture, the grating-matching technique is superior to the well-established aberration-balancing method introduced by Latta [Appl. Opt. 10, 609 (1971)].

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OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(090.1970) Holography : Diffractive optics

Original Manuscript: May 23, 2003
Revised Manuscript: October 1, 2003
Published: February 20, 2004

Henrik C. Pedersen and Carsten Thirstrup, "Design of near-field holographic optical elements by grating matching," Appl. Opt. 43, 1209-1215 (2004)

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