This paper presents the prism-type holographic optical element (PT-HOE) design for a small-form-factor (SFF) optical pickup head (OPH). The surface of the PT-HOE was simulated by three steps of optimization and generated by binary optics. Its grating pattern was fabricated on the inclined plane of a microprism by using the standard photolithography and specific dicing procedures. The optical characteristics of the device were verified. Based on the virtual image method, the SFF-OPH with the device was assembled and realized.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 17, 2012
Published: August 13, 2012
Hsi-Fu Shih, Yi Chiu, Stone Cheng, Yuan-Chin Lee, Chun-Shin Lu, Yung-Chih Chen, and Jin-Chern Chiou, "Prism-type holographic optical element design and verification for the blue-light small-form-factor optical pickup head," Appl. Opt. 51, 5758-5766 (2012)