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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2012
  • pp: 1121–1123

Analytic design of multiple-axis, multifocal diffractive lenses

Pedro J. Valle and Manuel P. Cagigal  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 6, pp. 1121-1123 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.001121


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Abstract

In this Letter, we introduce an analytic procedure for designing diffractive lenses using the combination of wavefronts aberrated by Zernike polynomials. We show how to design amplitude-only, phase-only, continuous, and binary lenses providing equivalent results. As an example we apply it to the design of a multiple-axis, multifocal lens. The number of foci and their positions can be easily controlled. Theoretical predictions have been experimentally confirmed. The main advantage of this procedure is that, because it is simple and intuitive, it can be used successfully for the design of complex lenses.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.4190) Imaging systems : Multiple imaging
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(170.6900) Medical optics and biotechnology : Three-dimensional microscopy
(050.1965) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive lenses

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: November 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 10, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 26, 2012
Published: March 15, 2012

Citation
Pedro J. Valle and Manuel P. Cagigal, "Analytic design of multiple-axis, multifocal diffractive lenses," Opt. Lett. 37, 1121-1123 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-6-1121

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