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Achromatic diffractive fan-out systems
Author(s): Markus Schwab; Norbert Lindlein; Johannes Schwider; Yaakov Amitai; Asher A. Friesem; Silviu Reinhorn
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes optical systems which compensate for the wavelength dispersion and distortion that arise in diffractive fan-out elements. Two approaches are investigated, a space variant and a space invariant. In the space variant approach, microlenses or diffractive optical elements were introduced in the system correcting the wavefronts. In the space invariant approach refractive and diffractive lenses compensates for the chromatic aberrations and shifts in beam direction that are caused by the fan-out element. Several designs for such compensating optical systems are presented, along with simulated results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2152, Diffractive and Holographic Optics Technology, (17 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.178071
Show Author Affiliations
Markus Schwab, Univ. Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany)
Norbert Lindlein, Univ. Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany)
Johannes Schwider, Univ. Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany)
Yaakov Amitai, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)
Asher A. Friesem, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)
Silviu Reinhorn, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2152:
Diffractive and Holographic Optics Technology
Ivan Cindrich; Sing H. Lee, Editor(s)

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