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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2007
  • pp: 687–695

Analytic design and solutions for resonance domain diffractive optical elements

Michael A. Golub and Asher A. Friesem  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 24, Issue 3, pp. 687-695 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.24.000687


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Abstract

A model for designing and analyzing complicated surface relief diffractive elements in the resonance domain is developed. It is based on subdividing the complicated diffractive element into many highly efficient local diffraction gratings whose surface relief modulations can be effectively characterized as slanted volume gratings for which closed form analytic solutions exist. The model is illustrated by finding in the resonance domain the local period, effective slant angle, and groove depth at each location on an off-axis cylindrical diffractive lens.

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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
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: July 5, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 25, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 26, 2006
Published: February 14, 2007

Citation
Michael A. Golub and Asher A. Friesem, "Analytic design and solutions for resonance domain diffractive optical elements," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24, 687-695 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-24-3-687


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