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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 17 — Aug. 20, 2007
  • pp: 10863–10868

Nonlinear diffractive optical elements

Ofer Manela and Mordechai Segev  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 17, pp. 10863-10868 (2007)

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We propose diffractive optical elements with a spatially-varying nonlinear refractive index. Such a component acts as a diffractive optical element whose properties depend on the intensity of the incoming beam. We present a method for designing such elements, and as specific examples we study three types of nonlinear diffractive optical elements: Nonlinear Fresnel Zone Plates, Two-foci Nonlinear Fresnel Zone Plates, and Fresnel Zone Plate to Grating interpolator.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: June 21, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 3, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 3, 2007
Published: August 14, 2007

Ofer Manela and Mordechai Segev, "Nonlinear Diffractive Optical Elements," Opt. Express 15, 10863-10868 (2007)

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