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Title: Spectral diffraction efficiency characterization of broadband diffractive optical elements.

Abstract

Diffractive optical elements, with their thin profile and unique dispersion properties, have been studied and utilized in a number of optical systems, often yielding smaller and lighter systems. Despite the interest in and study of diffractive elements, the application has been limited to narrow spectral bands. This is due to the etch depths, which are optimized for optical path differences of only a single wavelength, consequently leading to rapid decline in efficiency as the working wavelength shifts away from the design wavelength. Various broadband diffractive design methodologies have recently been developed that improve spectral diffraction efficiency and expand the working bandwidth of diffractive elements. We have developed diffraction efficiency models and utilized the models to design, fabricate, and test two such extended bandwidth diffractive designs.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1095948
Report Number(s):
SAND2013-2603
463458
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Choi, Junoh, Cruz-Cabrera, Alvaro Augusto, and Tanbakuchi, Anthony. Spectral diffraction efficiency characterization of broadband diffractive optical elements.. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.2172/1095948.
Choi, Junoh, Cruz-Cabrera, Alvaro Augusto, & Tanbakuchi, Anthony. Spectral diffraction efficiency characterization of broadband diffractive optical elements.. United States. doi:10.2172/1095948.
Choi, Junoh, Cruz-Cabrera, Alvaro Augusto, and Tanbakuchi, Anthony. Fri . "Spectral diffraction efficiency characterization of broadband diffractive optical elements.". United States. doi:10.2172/1095948. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1095948.
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abstractNote = {Diffractive optical elements, with their thin profile and unique dispersion properties, have been studied and utilized in a number of optical systems, often yielding smaller and lighter systems. Despite the interest in and study of diffractive elements, the application has been limited to narrow spectral bands. This is due to the etch depths, which are optimized for optical path differences of only a single wavelength, consequently leading to rapid decline in efficiency as the working wavelength shifts away from the design wavelength. Various broadband diffractive design methodologies have recently been developed that improve spectral diffraction efficiency and expand the working bandwidth of diffractive elements. We have developed diffraction efficiency models and utilized the models to design, fabricate, and test two such extended bandwidth diffractive designs.},
doi = {10.2172/1095948},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2013},
month = {Fri Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2013}
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