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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 23 — Nov. 15, 2004
  • pp: 5783–5788

Electrically controlled Fresnel zone plates made from ring-shaped 180° domains

R. S. Cudney, L. A. Ríos, and H. M. Escamilla  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 23, pp. 5783-5788 (2004)

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We present high efficiency, low noise electrically-controlled Fresnel phase zone plates that were made by creating ring-shaped 180° ferroelectric domains in a lithium niobate wafer. The primary focal lengths of these lenses ranged from 5 to 43 cm, and the light-gathering efficiency was over 37%, very close to the maximum theoretical value of 40.5%.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1380) Diffraction and gratings : Binary optics
(160.2260) Materials : Ferroelectrics
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: October 20, 2004
Revised Manuscript: November 8, 2004
Published: November 15, 2004

Roger Cudney, L. Ríos, and H. Escamilla, "Electrically controlled Fresnel zone plates made from ring-shaped 180° domains," Opt. Express 12, 5783-5788 (2004)

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