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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 13 — Jun. 26, 2006
  • pp: 6226–6242

Chromatic compensation of programmable Fresnel lenses

María S. Millán, Joaquín Otón, and Elisabet Pérez-Cabré  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 13, pp. 6226-6242 (2006)

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Two proposals to compensate chromatic aberration of a programmable phase Fresnel lens displayed on a liquid crystal device and working under polychromatic illumination are presented. They are based on multiplexing a set of lenses, designed with a common focal length for different wavelengths, and a multicolor filter that makes each sublens work almost monochromatically. One proposal uses spatial multiplexing with mosaic aperture. The other uses a rotating scheme, a color filter against an array of lens sectors, and hybrid spatial-time integration. The central order focalization has a unique location at the focal plane. We have drastically reduced the transversal chromatic aberration of the polychromatic point spread function by properly adjusting the pupil size of each sublens. Depth of focus curves have been made coincident too for the selected wavelengths.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(220.1000) Optical design and fabrication : Aberration compensation
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: March 21, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 16, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 18, 2006
Published: June 26, 2006

María S. Millán, Joaquín Otón, and Elisabet Pérez-Cabré, "Chromatic compensation of programmable Fresnel lenses," Opt. Express 14, 6226-6242 (2006)

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