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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1938–1944

Analysis of micro-Fresnel lenses with local grating theory and its comparison with fully electromagnetic methods

Hiroyuki Ichikawa, Koji Masuda, and Takeshi Ueda  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 26, Issue 9, pp. 1938-1944 (2009)

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We report on a numerical analysis method for diffractive optical elements that consist of features ranging from subwavelength to more than 10 λ . The essence of the method is treating local structures of the optical elements as diffraction gratings. It is shown that the method can provide accuracy of results comparable with fully electromagnetic treatments in much shorter time. The theory and results are explained assuming micro-Fresnel lenses with one-dimensional structures for investigating polarization properties.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(050.1755) Diffraction and gratings : Computational electromagnetic methods
(050.1965) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive lenses

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: May 20, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 15, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 17, 2009
Published: August 13, 2009

Hiroyuki Ichikawa, Koji Masuda, and Takeshi Ueda, "Analysis of micro-Fresnel lenses with local grating theory and its comparison with fully electromagnetic methods," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 26, 1938-1944 (2009)

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