A procedure to calculate a highly quantized, blazed phase structure is presented. Characteristics that are concentrated on are a high diffraction efficiency and a large signal-to-noise ratio. The calculation techniques are based on iterative Fourier-transform algorithms. Stagnation problems are discussed, and methods to overcome them are described.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 30, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 1990
Published: June 1, 1990
Frank Wyrowski, "Diffractive optical elements: iterative calculation of quantized, blazed phase structures," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 7, 961-969 (1990)