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Diffracting Optics
Author(s): M. C. Hutley
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Paper Abstract

Optical elements which direct light by diffraction rather than by reflection have hitherto been very little used because of their chromatic aberration and low efficiency. However, with the more widespread use of lasers there is an increasing number of applications for which chromatic aberration is no longer a problem. With a thick hologram or a blazed surface relief pattern it is possible to achieve useful efficiencies so it now seems reasonable to expect a wider use of diffracting optics. Using holographic techniques it is feasible to produce components of excellent optical quality which are both cheaper and lighter than their conventional counterparts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 1983
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0369, Max Born Centenary Conf, (16 June 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934436
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M. C. Hutley, National Physical Laboratory (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0369:
Max Born Centenary Conf
M. John Colles; D. William Swift, Editor(s)

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