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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1343–1345

Binary subwavelength diffractive-lens design

Joseph N. Mait, Dennis W. Prather, and Mark S. Mirotznik  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 17, pp. 1343-1345 (1998)

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We present a procedure for the design of binary diffractive lenses with pulse-width-modulated subwavelength features. The procedure is based on the combination of two approximate theories, effective medium theory and scalar diffraction theory, and accounts for limitations on feature size and etch depth imposed by fabrication. A design example is presented.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design
(220.3630) Optical design and fabrication : Lenses
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

Joseph N. Mait, Dennis W. Prather, and Mark S. Mirotznik, "Binary subwavelength diffractive-lens design," Opt. Lett. 23, 1343-1345 (1998)

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