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Diffractive optics technology for display applications
Author(s): Dean Faklis; G. Michael Morris
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Paper Abstract

Diffractive optics technology offers optical system designers new degrees of freedom that can be used to optimize the performance of optical systems. For example, the zone spacing of a diffractive lens can be chosen to impart focusing power as well as aspheric correction to the emerging wavefront. The surface (or blaze) profile within a given zone determines the diffraction efficiency of the element, or in other words, determines how the incident energy is distributed among the various diffraction orders. In this review, we present the fundamental properties of diffractive lens systems that can be useful for display applications. We also review briefly the application of multi-order diffractive lenses and subwavelength structured surfaces.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 April 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2407, Projection Displays, (7 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.205913
Show Author Affiliations
Dean Faklis, Rochester Photonics Corp. (United States)
G. Michael Morris, Univ. of Rochester (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2407:
Projection Displays
Ming Hsien Wu, Editor(s)

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