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Diffraction efficiency of binary optical elements

[+] Author Affiliations
J. Allen Cox, Thomas R. Werner, James C. Lee, Scott A. Nelson, Bernard S. Fritz, James W. Bergstrom

Honeywell Systems and Research Ctr. (USA)

Proc. SPIE 1211, Computer and Optically Formed Holographic Optics, 116 (May 1, 1990); doi:10.1117/12.17953
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  • Computer and Optically Formed Holographic Optics
  • Ivan Cindrich; Sing H. Lee
  • Los Angeles, CA | January 14, 1990

abstract

We examine the role of processing errors on diffraction efficiency of binary optical elements and the validity of the Fourier model to predict diffraction efficiency. We show that mask alignment error can significantly degrade efficiency. Models based on the Fourier theory can adequately predict both the magnitude of diffraction efficiency and its sensitivity to processing errors for optically slow elements (f/b). For optically fast elements (<f/2), a rigorous model is required for good predictive accuracy. We use our model to indicate the sensitivity of diffraction efficiency to processing errors.

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J. Allen Cox ; Thomas R. Werner ; James C. Lee ; Scott A. Nelson ; Bernard S. Fritz, et al.
"Diffraction efficiency of binary optical elements", Proc. SPIE 1211, Computer and Optically Formed Holographic Optics, 116 (May 1, 1990); doi:10.1117/12.17953; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.17953


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