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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1990
  • pp: 80–86

Designing holographic lenses with different recording and readout wavelengths

Y. Amitai, A. A. Friesem, and V. Weiss  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 7, Issue 1, pp. 80-86 (1990)

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A method for designing and recording transmission holographic lenses, having low aberrations and high diffraction efficiencies, in the presence of a recording–readout wavelength shift, is presented. The method is based on a recursive design technique, in which the final hologram is recorded with complex wave fronts that are derived from intermediate holograms. The design is illustrated for a lens with an f-number of 2.5 and a large offset angle, recorded at 488 nm and read out at 633 nm. A nearly diffraction-limited spot size and an efficiency of >80% are measured.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 18, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: August 2, 1989
Published: January 1, 1990

Y. Amitai, A. A. Friesem, and V. Weiss, "Designing holographic lenses with different recording and readout wavelengths," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 7, 80-86 (1990)

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