Keywords

apertures, diffractive optics, micro-optical devices, numerical approximation and analysis

Abstract

We have developed a rigorous unidirectional method for designing finite-aperture diffractive optical elements (DOE's) that employs a micro-genetic algorithm (µGA) for global optimization in conjunction with a 2-D Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) method for rigorous electromagnetic computation. The theory and implementation of this µGA-FDTD design method for normally incident TE illumination are briefly discussed. Design examples are presented, including a micro-lens, a 1-to-2 beam-fanner and a 1-to-3 beam-fanner.

Original Publication Citation

J. Jiang and G. P. Nordin, A Rigorous Unidirectional Method for Designing Finite Aperture Diffractive Optical Elements, Opt. Express 7(6), pp. 237-242 (2), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-7-6-237

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2000-09-11

Permanent URL

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/579

Publisher

Optical Society of America

Language

English

College

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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