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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2010
  • pp: 3613–3621

Monochromatic primary aberrations of a diffractive lens on a finite substrate

Ujjal Dutta and Lakshminarayan Hazra  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 18, pp. 3613-3621 (2010)

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This paper presents convenient expressions for the monochromatic primary aberrations of a diffractive lens on a spherical substrate having a nonunity refractive index. Sets of nomographs that provide ready estimates for these aberrations are also given. This analysis facilitates structural design of diffractive lenses in various applications—where they are used as stand-alone devices or as one or more components in a multicomponent system.

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OCIS Codes
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(080.1010) Geometric optics : Aberrations (global)
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(080.3620) Geometric optics : Lens system design
(050.1965) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive lenses

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: February 10, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 22, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 21, 2010
Published: June 18, 2010

Ujjal Dutta and Lakshminarayan Hazra, "Monochromatic primary aberrations of a diffractive lens on a finite substrate," Appl. Opt. 49, 3613-3621 (2010)

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