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  • Vol. 67, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1977
  • pp: 1004–1009

Inhomogeneous optical waveguide lens analysis

W. H. Southwvell  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 67, Issue 8, pp. 1004-1009 (1977)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.67.001004


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Abstract

Gradient-index ray-tracing techniques are used to evaluate performance of inhomogeneous optical waveguide lenses. Using the thin-film waveguide parameters including the lens thickness profile, the phase error and diffraction pattern are derived. The procedure is applied to a classical Luneburg index profile for which exact results are known. The results indicate that better than diffraction-limited accuracy can be achieved with reasonable computer running times. A second example demonstrates the procedure on lens profiles approximating generalized Luneburg lenses (image surface is outside the lens).

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W. H. Southwvell, "Inhomogeneous optical waveguide lens analysis," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 67, 1004-1009 (1977)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-67-8-1004

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