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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 4 — Feb. 25, 2013
  • pp: 5140–5148

Modulation of optical intensity on curved surfaces and its application to fabricate DOEs with arbitrary profile by interference

Haozhi Zhao, Juan Liu, Ru Xiao, Xin Li, Rui Shi, Peng Liu, Haizheng Zhong, Bingsuo Zou, and Yongtian Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 5140-5148 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.005140


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Abstract

We demonstrate a novel method for the modulation of the optical intensity on curved surfaces (CS) by interference and apply it to fabricate diffractive optical elements (DOEs) with arbitrary profile and large area on CS. The intensity on CS is modulated accurately by two phase distributions. Both a binary pattern and a gray pattern are reconstructed numerically on the lens surfaces with big curvatures in large areas, while a binary and non-periodic pattern is produced experimentally on a lens surface with a radius of curvature in 25.8 mm. The simulations together with the experiment demonstrate the validity of the method. To our knowledge, it is the first time to present an approach for fabricating DOEs with arbitrary profile and large area on CS by interference.

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OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(050.6875) Diffraction and gratings : Three-dimensional fabrication

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: November 28, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 21, 2013
Published: February 22, 2013

Citation
Haozhi Zhao, Juan Liu, Ru Xiao, Xin Li, Rui Shi, Peng Liu, Haizheng Zhong, Bingsuo Zou, and Yongtian Wang, "Modulation of optical intensity on curved surfaces and its application to fabricate DOEs with arbitrary profile by interference," Opt. Express 21, 5140-5148 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-4-5140


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