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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2004
  • pp: 656–661

Curved diffractive optical element for uniform concentration at the thermodynamic limit at finite distance

Nir Davidson and Nándor Bokor  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 656-661 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.21.000656


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Abstract

A new type of diffractive optical instrument, the curved hologram, for which the spatial phase function and the hologram shape can be controlled independently, is investigated for finite distance concentration of diffuse (quasi-monochromatic) light. We show how a simple analytic design for given light source and target geometries yields spatially uniform concentrations of diffuse light at the thermodynamic limit of brightness conservation. Such diffractive elements may provide a useful alternative to reflective cavities for efficient and uniform side-pumping of solid-state lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1970) Holography : Diffractive optics
(140.5560) Lasers and laser optics : Pumping
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.1770) Optical design and fabrication : Concentrators

History
Original Manuscript: August 11, 2003
Revised Manuscript: November 25, 2003
Manuscript Accepted: December 3, 2003
Published: April 1, 2004

Citation
Nir Davidson and Nándor Bokor, "Curved diffractive optical element for uniform concentration at the thermodynamic limit at finite distance," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 21, 656-661 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-21-4-656

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