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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2534–2548

Synthesis of arbitrarily discrete, diffractionless beams using dual-wavelength diffractive objective lens for optical pickup head

Hui-Hsiung Lin and Mao-Hong Lu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 3, pp. 2534-2548 (2010)

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Sensitivity to disk vibration and large component number, which complicates assembly and optical alignment, are the drawbacks of traditional optical pickup systems. Here, a numerical method of designing a dual-wavelength diffractive objective lens with high numerical aperture for generating arbitrarily discrete, diffractionless beams with extended depth of focus is presented. Simulation and experimental results show that the optimized design provides better resolution, longer depth of focus and higher diffractive efficiency. The proposed design is promising for next-generation optical pickup systems that are more robust to disk vibration and easier to assemble.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

Original Manuscript: November 10, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 27, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 7, 2010
Published: January 22, 2010

Hui-Hsiung Lin and Mao-Hong Lu, "Synthesis of arbitrarily discrete, diffractionless beams using dual-wavelength diffractive objective lens for optical pickup head," Opt. Express 18, 2534-2548 (2010)

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