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Binary diffractive optical element computer-aided design
Author(s): Michael A. Piliavin; Leslie D. Foo; Romeo I. Mercado
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Paper Abstract

The optimization and realization of the relief structure for binary diffractive elements is implemented through a computer program which has been named DIFFOPTRAN. The program's input can consist of the required phase profile generated by some external means, such as CODEV, or the user can select analytical forms for the various input parameters, e.g. planar or curved surfaces, incident beam profile, or phase functions describing gratings or other optical elements. DIFFOPTRAN is capable of propagating gaussian or supergaussian beams through the optical element in its original description as conventional refractive elements, or it can perform conversion of the input element into a binary diffractive element and then propagate a beam through it. The propagation can be done as a function of various parameters. The efficiency, beam sizes and centroid postions are computed in the observation plane.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1211, Computer and Optically Formed Holographic Optics, (1 May 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.17928
Show Author Affiliations
Michael A. Piliavin, Lockheed Missiles & Space Co., Inc. (United States)
Leslie D. Foo, Lockheed Missiles & Space Co., Inc. (United States)
Romeo I. Mercado, Lockheed Missiles & Space Co., Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1211:
Computer and Optically Formed Holographic Optics
Ivan Cindrich; Sing H. Lee, Editor(s)

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