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Diffractive optics technology for space-based sensors
Author(s): Dean Faklis; Michael Hoppe; Daniel Henri Raguin; G. Michael Morris
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Paper Abstract

Diffractive (or binary) optics offers unique capabilities for the development of high- performance, low-weight optical systems for space-based sensors. The basic operating principles of diffractive optical elements along with fabrication methods suitable for production of diffractive elements for space-based applications are described. Several potential applications where diffractive optics may serve as a key technology for improving the performance and reducing the weight and cost of sensors for the Geostationary Earth Observatory will be discussed. These applications include the use of diffractive/refractive hybrid lenses for the Lightning Mapper Sensor, diffractive telescopes for narrowband imaging and subwavelength structured surfaces for antireflection and polarization control.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1952, Surveillance Technologies and Imaging Components, (15 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161396
Show Author Affiliations
Dean Faklis, Rochester Photonics Corp. (United States)
Michael Hoppe, Rochester Photonics Corp. (United States)
Daniel Henri Raguin, Rochester Photonics Corp. (United States)
G. Michael Morris, Rochester Photonics Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1952:
Surveillance Technologies and Imaging Components
Sankaran Gowrinathan; C. Bruce Johnson; James F. Shanley, Editor(s)

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