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Optical Engineering

Wavelength Scaling Holographic Elements
Author(s): Mark Malin; Howard E. Morrow
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Paper Abstract

A simple technique to generate holographic optical elements with diffraction-limited performance at a wavelength different from the construction wavelength has been developed. The method consists of specifying the desired grating performance at the operating wavelength, selecting one construction beam, and utilizing a ray-trace program to compute the aberrated construction beam required to create the hologram. A lens capable of focusing this aberrated beam to a point may then be designed using ACCOS-5. A point source used with this lens thus serves to generate the second required construction beam. A sample design which may be used to construct, with 0.4579 um light, a grating to operate at 2.8 uM is presented.

Paper Details

PDF: 3 pages
Opt. Eng. 20(5) 205756 doi: 10.1117/12.7972804
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 20, Issue 5, October 1981
Show Author Affiliations
Mark Malin, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory (United States)
Howard E. Morrow, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory (United States)


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