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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2484–2492

Calculation and evaluation of narcissus for diffractive surfaces in infrared systems

Tao Liu, Qingfeng Cui, Changxi Xue, and Liangliang Yang  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 16, pp. 2484-2492 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.50.002484


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Abstract

In infrared optical systems, the narcissus effect for diffractive surfaces should be calculated with specific diffraction orders based on the diffraction efficiency. It is shown in this work that the diffraction order of maximum diffraction efficiency varies with the change of the incident angle and wavelength of the backward-traced narcissus flux. Meanwhile, y n i , which is the paraxial evaluation criterion of narcissus intensity for a refractive surface, is modified considering diffraction when a ray passes through diffractive surfaces, and a practical example has been given. The analysis can be used to calculate and control the narcissus intensity in infrared optical systems with diffractive surfaces.

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OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(110.3080) Imaging systems : Infrared imaging
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(050.1965) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive lenses

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: December 6, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 24, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 26, 2011
Published: May 27, 2011

Citation
Tao Liu, Qingfeng Cui, Changxi Xue, and Liangliang Yang, "Calculation and evaluation of narcissus for diffractive surfaces in infrared systems," Appl. Opt. 50, 2484-2492 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-50-16-2484


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