Abstract

In a recent paper [J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 16, 113 (1999)] a thin-element approximation of diffractive optical elements was used to describe diffraction of oblique incident wave fronts. This expression motivated by a ray optical analysis is shown to be incorrect. I discuss how the thin-element approximation can be generalized to arbitrary diffraction geometries. This includes an intuitive interpretation of the results.

© 2000 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Efficient optimization of diffractive optical elements based on rigorous diffraction models

Markus E. Testorf and Michael A. Fiddy
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 18(11) 2908-2914 (2001)

Perturbation theory as a unified approach to describe diffractive optical elements

Markus Testorf
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 16(5) 1115-1123 (1999)

Vector iterative algorithm for the design of diffractive optical elements applied to uniform illumination

Yiqiong Zhao, Yong-Ping Li, and Qiu-Gui Zhou
Opt. Lett. 29(7) 664-666 (2004)

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 (1)

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 (5)

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