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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2004
  • pp: 1321–1323

Focusing properties of fractal zone plates: experimental implementation with a liquid-crystal display

Jeffrey A. Davis, Laura Ramirez, José A. Rodrigo Martín-Romo, Tatiana Alieva, and María Luisa Calvo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 12, pp. 1321-1323 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.001321


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Abstract

We report the first experimental results, to our knowledge, with fractal zone plates implemented in a liquid-crystal display. Our results largely agree with theory for the axial irradiance distribution of these lenses. The dependence of the shape and size of the focus points on critical design parameters is discussed. Additional unpredicted features are also described.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(080.3630) Geometric optics : Lenses
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

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Jeffrey A. Davis, Laura Ramirez, José A. Rodrigo Martín-Romo, Tatiana Alieva, and María Luisa Calvo, "Focusing properties of fractal zone plates: experimental implementation with a liquid-crystal display," Opt. Lett. 29, 1321-1323 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-12-1321


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