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Optical Engineering

Kinoform Phase Relief Synthesis: A Stochastic Method
Author(s): Jari Turunen; Antti Vasara; Jan Westerholm
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Paper Abstract

We introduce a new method of finding periodic phase relief structures, which produce the desired diffraction pattern with high light efficiency (75% to 96%) and low noise (<±1%). Use is made of explicit equations for the angular spectrum of the field immediately behind such structures and of different stochastic nonlinear optimization methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1989
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 28(11) 281162 doi: 10.1117/12.7977113
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 28, Issue 11
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Jari Turunen, Helsinki University of Technology (Finland)
Antti Vasara, Helsinki University of Technology (Finland)
Jan Westerholm, Helsinki University of Technology (Finland)


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