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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2010
  • pp: 986–988

Design of multilayer diffractive optical elements with polychromatic integral diffraction efficiency

Changxi Xue and Qingfeng Cui  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 7, pp. 986-988 (2010)

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What we believe to be a new method for designing multilayer diffractive optical elements (MLDOEs) for wideband with consideration of polychromatic integral diffraction efficiency (PIDE) is presented. The benefit of this method is that the maximum PIDE over the entire waveband for MLDOEs can be obtained. The design process and simulation of the MLDOEs with regard to an example for visible waveband are described, and the comparison of diffraction efficiencies of the MLDOEs for different choices of design wavelengths with different methods is given.

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OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1380) Diffraction and gratings : Binary optics
(230.1950) Optical devices : Diffraction gratings
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(050.1965) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive lenses

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: December 14, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 25, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 2, 2010
Published: March 25, 2010

Changxi Xue and Qingfeng Cui, "Design of multilayer diffractive optical elements with polychromatic integral diffraction efficiency," Opt. Lett. 35, 986-988 (2010)

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