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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2007
  • pp: 3819–3826

Analysis of blazed diffractive optical elements formed with artificial dielectrics

Céline Ribot, Philippe Lalanne, Mane-Si-Laure Lee, Brigitte Loiseaux, and Jean-Pierre Huignard  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 24, Issue 12, pp. 3819-3826 (2007)

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A new hybrid method for the analysis of diffractive optical elements, which combines fully vectorial and scalar theories, is presented. It is suitable for use with elements of arbitrary large zone, even when the local feature size is of the order of the wavelength. To assess its applicability, we have performed cross-checking tests. The model is shown to accurately predict many optical properties of diffractive optical elements based on two-dimensional artificial dielectrics, like the useful energy diffracted into the order of interest or the deterministic loss into high diffraction orders for an illumination with a wavelength different from the design wavelength or for highly oblique incidence.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1380) Diffraction and gratings : Binary optics
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(230.1950) Optical devices : Diffraction gratings

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: July 16, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 7, 2007
Published: November 28, 2007

Céline Ribot, Philippe Lalanne, Mane-Si-Laure Lee, Brigitte Loiseaux, and Jean-Pierre Huignard, "Analysis of blazed diffractive optical elements formed with artificial dielectrics," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24, 3819-3826 (2007)

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