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Image replication with diffractive structures
Author(s): Andrew Robert Harvey; Douglas A. Payne; Mark A.G. Smith; Maurice Stanley; Christopher W. Slinger
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Paper Abstract

Many techniques have been described in the literature for generating spot arrays from a single input beam. When such a device is used for image replication (IR), the finite field of view unavoidably introduces optical aberrations that reduce the fidelity of the replicated images. Fourier array generators offer a low-cost and flexible method of image replication with lower optical aberrations than other methods and aberrations that are sufficiently low for replication of extended images. Using multicriteria optimization, two-dimensional Fourier array generator-based optical systems can be designed with high diffraction efficiency and near-diffraction-limited imaging performance across an extended field of view.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 December 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4438, Physics, Theory, and Applications of Periodic Structures in Optics, (26 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.451478
Show Author Affiliations
Andrew Robert Harvey, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Douglas A. Payne, QinetiQ (United Kingdom)
Mark A.G. Smith, QinetiQ (United Kingdom)
Maurice Stanley, QinetiQ (United Kingdom)
Christopher W. Slinger, QinetiQ (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4438:
Physics, Theory, and Applications of Periodic Structures in Optics
Philippe Lalanne, Editor(s)

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