apertures, diffractive optics, micro-optical devices, numerical approximation and analysis
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
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Nordin, Gregory P. and Jiang, J., "A Rigorous Unidirectional Method for Designing Finite Aperture Diffractive Optical Elements" (2000). All Faculty Publications. 1106.
Optical Society of America
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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