Abstract

Wide, nonperiodic stepped phase structures are studied to correct various parameter-dependent wave-front aberrations in optical systems. The wide nature of these phase structures makes them easy to manufacture with sufficient compensation of the wave-front aberrations. Wave-front aberration correction for both continuous and discrete parameter variations are studied. An analytical method is derived for the discrete parameter variations to find the optimal phase structure. Both theoretical and experimental results show that these nonperiodic phase structures can be used to make (1) lenses athermal (defocus and spherical aberration compensated), (2) lenses achromatic, (3) lenses with a large field of view, (4) lenses with a reduced field curvature, and (5) digital versatile disk objective lenses for optical recording that are compatible with compact disk readout.

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1999 (1)

1993 (1)

1959 (1)

A. I. Tudorovskii, “An objective with a phase plate,” Opt. Spectrosc. 6, 126–133 (1959).

Aarts, J. W.

P. Smulders, J. P. Baartman, J. W. Aarts, B. H. W. Hendriks, “Two-element objective lens and spherical aberration correction for digital video recording (DVR),” in Optical Data Storage, D. G. Stinson, R. Katayama, eds., Proc. SPIE4090, 302–308 (2000).

Abramowitz, M.

M. Abramowitz, I. A. Stegun, Handbook of Mathematical Functions (Dover, New York, 1970).

Arimoto, A.

T. Shimano, A. Arimoto, “Objective lens and optical head using the same,” European patent application EP 0865037A1 (16September1998).

Baartman, J. P.

P. Smulders, J. P. Baartman, J. W. Aarts, B. H. W. Hendriks, “Two-element objective lens and spherical aberration correction for digital video recording (DVR),” in Optical Data Storage, D. G. Stinson, R. Katayama, eds., Proc. SPIE4090, 302–308 (2000).

Born, M.

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, 6th ed. (Pergamon, Oxford, UK, 1980), Chap. 9.1.3, p. 463.

Chipman, R. A.

de Vries, J. E.

B. H. W. Hendriks, J. E. de Vries, H. P. Urbach, “Application of non-periodic phase structures in optical systems,” in Proceedings of the Second Conference on Optical Design and Fabrication 2000 (Optical Society of Japan, Tokyo, 2000), pp. 325–328.

Hendriks, B. H. W.

B. H. W. Hendriks, J. E. de Vries, H. P. Urbach, “Application of non-periodic phase structures in optical systems,” in Proceedings of the Second Conference on Optical Design and Fabrication 2000 (Optical Society of Japan, Tokyo, 2000), pp. 325–328.

P. Smulders, J. P. Baartman, J. W. Aarts, B. H. W. Hendriks, “Two-element objective lens and spherical aberration correction for digital video recording (DVR),” in Optical Data Storage, D. G. Stinson, R. Katayama, eds., Proc. SPIE4090, 302–308 (2000).

B. H. W. Hendriks, P. G. J. M. Nuyens, “Design and manufacturing of far-field high-NA objective lenses for optical recording,” in 18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics, A. J. Glass, J. W. Goodman, M. Chang, A. H. Guenther, T. Asakura, eds., Proc. SPIE3749, 413–414 (1999).

Iwaki, M.

K. Maruyama, M. Iwaki, S. Wakamiya, R. Ogawa, “A hybrid achromatic objective lens for optical data storage,” in International Conference on Applications of Optical Holography, T. Honda, ed., Proc. SPIE2577, 123–129 (1995).

Katayama, R.

Komatsu, Y.

Luenberger, D. G.

D. G. Luenberger, Optimization by Vector Space Methods (Wiley, New York, 1969).

Maruyama, K.

K. Maruyama, M. Iwaki, S. Wakamiya, R. Ogawa, “A hybrid achromatic objective lens for optical data storage,” in International Conference on Applications of Optical Holography, T. Honda, ed., Proc. SPIE2577, 123–129 (1995).

Nuyens, P. G. J. M.

B. H. W. Hendriks, P. G. J. M. Nuyens, “Design and manufacturing of far-field high-NA objective lenses for optical recording,” in 18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics, A. J. Glass, J. W. Goodman, M. Chang, A. H. Guenther, T. Asakura, eds., Proc. SPIE3749, 413–414 (1999).

Ogawa, R.

K. Maruyama, M. Iwaki, S. Wakamiya, R. Ogawa, “A hybrid achromatic objective lens for optical data storage,” in International Conference on Applications of Optical Holography, T. Honda, ed., Proc. SPIE2577, 123–129 (1995).

Sasian, J. M.

Shimano, T.

T. Shimano, A. Arimoto, “Objective lens and optical head using the same,” European patent application EP 0865037A1 (16September1998).

Smulders, P.

P. Smulders, J. P. Baartman, J. W. Aarts, B. H. W. Hendriks, “Two-element objective lens and spherical aberration correction for digital video recording (DVR),” in Optical Data Storage, D. G. Stinson, R. Katayama, eds., Proc. SPIE4090, 302–308 (2000).

Soskind, Y. G.

Y. G. Soskind, “Novel technique for passive athermalization of optical systems,” in Diffractive Optics and Micro-Optics, Postconference Digest, Vol. 43 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 194–204.

Stegun, I. A.

M. Abramowitz, I. A. Stegun, Handbook of Mathematical Functions (Dover, New York, 1970).

Tudorovskii, A. I.

A. I. Tudorovskii, “An objective with a phase plate,” Opt. Spectrosc. 6, 126–133 (1959).

Urbach, H. P.

B. H. W. Hendriks, J. E. de Vries, H. P. Urbach, “Application of non-periodic phase structures in optical systems,” in Proceedings of the Second Conference on Optical Design and Fabrication 2000 (Optical Society of Japan, Tokyo, 2000), pp. 325–328.

Wakamiya, S.

K. Maruyama, M. Iwaki, S. Wakamiya, R. Ogawa, “A hybrid achromatic objective lens for optical data storage,” in International Conference on Applications of Optical Holography, T. Honda, ed., Proc. SPIE2577, 123–129 (1995).

Wolf, E.

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, 6th ed. (Pergamon, Oxford, UK, 1980), Chap. 9.1.3, p. 463.

Yamanaka, Y.

Appl. Opt. (2)

Opt. Spectrosc. (1)

A. I. Tudorovskii, “An objective with a phase plate,” Opt. Spectrosc. 6, 126–133 (1959).

Other (11)

H. P. Herzig, ed., Micro-optics (Taylor & Francis, London, 1998).

K. Maruyama, M. Iwaki, S. Wakamiya, R. Ogawa, “A hybrid achromatic objective lens for optical data storage,” in International Conference on Applications of Optical Holography, T. Honda, ed., Proc. SPIE2577, 123–129 (1995).

Y. G. Soskind, “Novel technique for passive athermalization of optical systems,” in Diffractive Optics and Micro-Optics, Postconference Digest, Vol. 43 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 194–204.

B. H. W. Hendriks, P. G. J. M. Nuyens, “Design and manufacturing of far-field high-NA objective lenses for optical recording,” in 18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics, A. J. Glass, J. W. Goodman, M. Chang, A. H. Guenther, T. Asakura, eds., Proc. SPIE3749, 413–414 (1999).

B. H. W. Hendriks, J. E. de Vries, H. P. Urbach, “Application of non-periodic phase structures in optical systems,” in Proceedings of the Second Conference on Optical Design and Fabrication 2000 (Optical Society of Japan, Tokyo, 2000), pp. 325–328.

P. Smulders, J. P. Baartman, J. W. Aarts, B. H. W. Hendriks, “Two-element objective lens and spherical aberration correction for digital video recording (DVR),” in Optical Data Storage, D. G. Stinson, R. Katayama, eds., Proc. SPIE4090, 302–308 (2000).

Ref. 6, p. 464.

D. G. Luenberger, Optimization by Vector Space Methods (Wiley, New York, 1969).

M. Abramowitz, I. A. Stegun, Handbook of Mathematical Functions (Dover, New York, 1970).

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, 6th ed. (Pergamon, Oxford, UK, 1980), Chap. 9.1.3, p. 463.

T. Shimano, A. Arimoto, “Objective lens and optical head using the same,” European patent application EP 0865037A1 (16September1998).

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