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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 2 — Jan. 21, 2008
  • pp: 1250–1259

Design of cubic-phase optical elements using subwavelength microstructures

Mark S. Mirotznik, Joseph van der Gracht, David Pustai, and Scott Mathews  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 2, pp. 1250-1259 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.001250


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Abstract

We describe a design methodology for synthesizing cubic-phase optical elements using two-dimensional subwavelength microstructures. We combined a numerical and experimental approach to demonstrate that by spatially varying the geometric properties of binary subwavelength gratings it is possible to produce a diffractive element with a cubic-phase profile. A test element was designed and fabricated for operation in the LWIR, ~λ=10.6 µm. Experimental results verify the cubic-phase nature of the element.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: November 20, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 14, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 15, 2008
Published: January 16, 2008

Citation
Mark S. Mirotznik, Joseph van der Gracht, David Pustai, and Scott Mathews, "Design of cubic-phase optical elements using subwavelength microstructures," Opt. Express 16, 1250-1259 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-2-1250


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