Abstract

We study the focusing efficiency of multilevel diffractive lenses as a function of f-number. Both scalar and rigorous analyses are performed on two- and three-dimensional lenses. We show that shadowing in lenses with small f-numbers is a critical factor that limits their performance. We show further that scalar analysis does not accurately predict the effects of shadowing for lenses with long f-numbers and large numbers of phase levels.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Improved first Rayleigh–Sommerfeld method for analysis of cylindrical microlenses with small f-numbers

Jia-Sheng Ye, Ben-Yuan Gu, Bi-Zhen Dong, and Shu-Tian Liu
Opt. Lett. 29(20) 2345-2347 (2004)

Collimating cylindrical diffractive lenses: rigorous electromagnetic analysis and scalar approximation

Elias N. Glytsis, Michael E. Harrigan, Koichi Hirayama, and Thomas K. Gaylord
Appl. Opt. 37(1) 34-43 (1998)

Effects of fabrication errors on the performance of cylindrical diffractive lenses: rigorous boundary-element method and scalar approximation

Elias N. Glytsis, Michael E. Harrigan, Thomas K. Gaylord, and Koichi Hirayama
Appl. Opt. 37(28) 6591-6602 (1998)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (7)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (1)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription