Diffractive phase elements for pattern formation: Phase-encoding geometry considerations

Ian M. Barton, Paul Blair, Mohammad R. Taghizadeh

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Space-invariant, multilevel, diffractive phase elements are designed for large-scale pattern-formation tasks. The importance of the design algorithm and the phase-encoding geometry of the diffractive element is discussed with regard to the performance of both on- and off-axis reconstruction, notably for pixelated gratings. A new phase-encoding scheme is presented that results in an increase of the diffraction efficiency for the off-axis case. © 1997 Optical Society of America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9132-9137
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number35
Publication statusPublished - 1997


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