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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2010
  • pp: 4157–4159

Optimal design of a multilayer diffractive optical element for dual wavebands

Changxi Xue, Qingfeng Cui, Tao Liu, Liangliang Yang, and Bing Fei  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 24, pp. 4157-4159 (2010)

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A method for optimal design of a multilayer diffractive optical element (MLDOE) for dual-wide-waveband optical systems is presented with consideration of polychromatic integral diffraction efficiency (PIDE) and the weight factors of PIDE for each waveband. The design process and simulation of a MLDOE in mid-wave and long-wave IR are described, and the comparison of diffraction efficiency of the MLDOEs for different design wavelength pairs determined by different methods is given. This method can make the design process more rational and more reasonable and can give a better design result than that with the conventional design method.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: September 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 17, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 17, 2010
Published: December 10, 2010

Changxi Xue, Qingfeng Cui, Tao Liu, Liangliang Yang, and Bing Fei, "Optimal design of a multilayer diffractive optical element for dual wavebands," Opt. Lett. 35, 4157-4159 (2010)

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