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Parabasal thin element approximation for the analysis of the diffractive optical elements
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Paper Abstract

The thin element approximation is an efficient algorithm to analyze diffractive optical elements (DOEs), whose feature size is large enough compared with the working wavelength. However, the thin element approximation is only valid under the condition of normal illumination. We hereby extend an algorithm, which is called the parabasal thin element approximation, to include the non-perpendicular illumination. More specifically, the thin element approximation is valid for paraxial incident beam, while the parabasal thin element approximation is valid for parabasal beam. In this article, we present the algorithm of the parabasal thin element approximation and compare the result with that of rigorous method. All the simulations are based on field tracing and done with the optical software VirtualLab™.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2014
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 8977, MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XIII, 897711 (7 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2040294
Show Author Affiliations
Huiying Zhong, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Site Zhang, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Frank Wyrowski, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Muhammad Ahmad, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Hagen Schweitzer, LightTrans VirtualLab UG (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8977:
MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XIII
Wibool Piyawattanametha; Yong-Hwa Park, Editor(s)

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