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Binary optics from a ray-tracing point of view
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Paper Abstract

An exact raytrace (Snell''s law refraction) of the discontinuous surfaces of kinoforms (surface relief lenses) can explain their optical performance at different wavelengths without diffraction. A phase-based merit function generated by raytracing can be used to design and optimize systems containing both kinoform and conventional optical surfaces.

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Date Published: 1 January 1991
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1354, 1990 Intl Lens Design Conf, (1 January 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.47917
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William H. Southwell, Rockwell International Science Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1354:
1990 Intl Lens Design Conf
George N. Lawrence, Editor(s)

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