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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2114–2120

Optimization of modified volume Fresnel zone plates

Pornsak Srisungsitthisunti, Okan K. Ersoy, and Xianfan Xu  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 26, Issue 10, pp. 2114-2120 (2009)

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Modified volume Fresnel zone plates (MVFZPs) fabricated with laser direct writing were optimized for higher diffraction efficiencies. The Fresnel radii in each layer of a volume zone plate were iteratively adjusted by a simulation-based direct search optimization. The results show that optimization is effective but depends strongly on the starting diffraction efficiencies determined by the MVFZP parameters. The simulations indicate that the optimized MVFZP can achieve 93% diffraction efficiency.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: May 28, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 30, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 4, 2009
Published: September 1, 2009

Pornsak Srisungsitthisunti, Okan K. Ersoy, and Xianfan Xu, "Optimization of modified volume Fresnel zone plates," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 26, 2114-2120 (2009)

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