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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 10 — May. 12, 2008
  • pp: 7516–7524

Simulation and optimization of volume holographic imaging systems in Zemax®

Patrick Wissmann, Se Baek Oh, and George Barbastathis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 10, pp. 7516-7524 (2008)

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We present a new methodology for ray–tracing analysis of volume holographic imaging (VHI) systems. Using the k–sphere formulation, we apply geometrical relationships to describe the volumetric diffraction effects imposed on rays passing through a volume hologram. We explain the k–sphere formulation in conjunction with ray tracing process and describe its implementation in a Zemax®UDS (User Defined Surface). We conclude with examples of simulation and optimization results and show proof of consistency and usefulness of the proposed model.

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(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design

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Original Manuscript: February 22, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 28, 2008
Published: May 9, 2008

Patrick Wissmann, Se Baek Oh, and George Barbastathis, "Simulation and optimization of volume holographic imaging systems in Zemax®," Opt. Express 16, 7516-7524 (2008)

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