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Efficiency limit of multilevel spatially quantized Fourier-plane diffractive optical elements
Author(s): Jeng-Feng Lin
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Paper Abstract

For five selected diffraction patterns, the combing effect of phase and spatial quantization to diffraction efficiency is evaluated by checking the effectiveness of the proposed efficiency limit sinc2(1/Z)(eta) slim, where Z is the number of uniformly distributed phase levels and (eta) slim is the efficiency limit due to spatial quantization only. The simulation results show that the effectiveness of the above efficiency limit depends on the number of phase levels, diffraction pattern and the initial random phase. For some patterns, the above efficiency limit approximately holds for both Z equals 4 and Z equals 8.

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Date Published: 22 June 1998
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Proc. SPIE 3419, Optoelectronic Materials and Devices, 34191F (22 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.311038
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Jeng-Feng Lin, Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3419:
Optoelectronic Materials and Devices
Marek Osinski; Yan-Kuin Su, Editor(s)

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