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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 27 — Sep. 20, 2011
  • pp: 5344–5350

Modulation transfer function for infrared reflectarrays

Jose Antonio Gómez-Pedrero, James Ginn, Javier Alda, and Glenn Boreman  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 27, pp. 5344-5350 (2011)

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The quality of the image produced by optical reflectarrays as a function of the F / # , polarization, and wavelength is analyzed in this paper. The results are expressed as monochromatic and polychromatic modulation transfer functions. They show that large aperture multilevel reflectarrays perform quite close to the diffraction-limited case. The chromatic aberrations make these elements highly wavelength-selective.

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OCIS Codes
(050.5080) Diffraction and gratings : Phase shift
(110.3080) Imaging systems : Infrared imaging
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: June 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 27, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 27, 2011
Published: September 19, 2011

Jose Antonio Gómez-Pedrero, James Ginn, Javier Alda, and Glenn Boreman, "Modulation transfer function for infrared reflectarrays," Appl. Opt. 50, 5344-5350 (2011)

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