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  • Vol. 12, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1995
  • pp: 1104–1112

Optimized binary, phase-only, diffractive optical element with subwavelength features for 1.55 μm

Zhiping Zhou and Timothy J. Drabik  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 12, Issue 5, pp. 1104-1112 (1995)

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We report the use of rigorous coupled-wave diffraction analysis in conjunction with the simulated annealing optimization method for performing optimal design of binary-level surface-relief diffractive elements with subwavelength, submicrometer features that exhibit quasi-linear-phase transmittance. An element designed for operation at 1.55 μm has been fabricated and is characterized.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 14, 1994
Revised Manuscript: January 3, 1995
Manuscript Accepted: January 4, 1995
Published: May 1, 1995

Zhiping Zhou and Timothy J. Drabik, "Optimized binary, phase-only, diffractive optical element with subwavelength features for 1.55 μm," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 12, 1104-1112 (1995)

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