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Light collimation, imaging and concentration at the thermodynamic limit with a curved diffractive element
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Paper Abstract

A new type of optical instrument, the curved hologram, is introduced that allows us the unique opportunity to independently control its spatial phase function and its shape. We show how proper design of the hologram shape (using a simple analytic procedure) yields perfect uniform collimation, and also collimation and concentration of diffuse (monochromatic) light at the thermodynamic limit of brightness conservation.

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Date Published: 17 February 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4833, Applications of Photonic Technology 5, (17 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.474023
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Nir Davidson, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)
Nandor Bokor, Technical Univ. of Budapest (Hungary)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4833:
Applications of Photonic Technology 5
Roger A. Lessard; George A. Lampropoulos; Gregory W. Schinn, Editor(s)

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