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Title: Broadband diffractive lens or imaging element

Abstract

A broadband diffractive lens or imaging element produces a sharp focus and/or a high resolution image with broad bandwidth illuminating radiation. The diffractive lens is sectored or segmented into regions, each of which focuses or images a distinct narrowband of radiation but all of which have a common focal length. Alternatively, a serial stack of minus filters, each with a diffraction pattern which focuses or images a distinct narrowband of radiation but all of which have a common focal length, is used. The two approaches can be combined. Multifocal broadband diffractive elements can also be formed. Thin film embodiments are described. 21 figures.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5353576
Patent Number(s):
US 5257132; A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-683592
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) PTO; EDB-94-046892
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 9 Apr 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; LENSES; DESIGN; CAMERAS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; IMAGES; RADIATIONS; 440000* - Instrumentation

Citation Formats

Ceglio, N.M., Hawryluk, A.M., London, R.A., and Seppala, L.G.. Broadband diffractive lens or imaging element. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Ceglio, N.M., Hawryluk, A.M., London, R.A., & Seppala, L.G.. Broadband diffractive lens or imaging element. United States.
Ceglio, N.M., Hawryluk, A.M., London, R.A., and Seppala, L.G.. Tue . "Broadband diffractive lens or imaging element". United States.
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abstractNote = {A broadband diffractive lens or imaging element produces a sharp focus and/or a high resolution image with broad bandwidth illuminating radiation. The diffractive lens is sectored or segmented into regions, each of which focuses or images a distinct narrowband of radiation but all of which have a common focal length. Alternatively, a serial stack of minus filters, each with a diffraction pattern which focuses or images a distinct narrowband of radiation but all of which have a common focal length, is used. The two approaches can be combined. Multifocal broadband diffractive elements can also be formed. Thin film embodiments are described. 21 figures.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Oct 26 00:00:00 EDT 1993},
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