15 November 1993 Diffractive optics technology for space-based sensors
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Diffractive (or binary) optics offers unique capabilities for the development of high- performance, low-weight optical systems for space-based sensors. The basic operating principles of diffractive optical elements along with fabrication methods suitable for production of diffractive elements for space-based applications are described. Several potential applications where diffractive optics may serve as a key technology for improving the performance and reducing the weight and cost of sensors for the Geostationary Earth Observatory will be discussed. These applications include the use of diffractive/refractive hybrid lenses for the Lightning Mapper Sensor, diffractive telescopes for narrowband imaging and subwavelength structured surfaces for antireflection and polarization control.
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Dean Faklis, Dean Faklis, Michael Hoppe, Michael Hoppe, Daniel Henri Raguin, Daniel Henri Raguin, G. Michael Morris, G. Michael Morris, } "Diffractive optics technology for space-based sensors", Proc. SPIE 1952, Surveillance Technologies and Imaging Components, (15 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161396; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.161396

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