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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 1997
  • pp: 197–199

Efficiency limit of spatially quantized Fourier array illuminators

V. Arrizón and M. Testorf  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 22, Issue 4, pp. 197-199 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.22.000197


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Abstract

We derive an upper limit for the efficiency of spatially quantized Fourier array illuminators. This complements a previously reported formula for the efficiency limit of diffractive elements constrained only in phase.

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V. Arrizón and M. Testorf, "Efficiency limit of spatially quantized Fourier array illuminators," Opt. Lett. 22, 197-199 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-22-4-197


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