1 May 2014 Parabasal thin element approximation for the analysis of the diffractive optical elements
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The thin element approximation is an efficient algorithm to analyze diffractive optical elements (DOEs), whose feature size is large enough compared with the working wavelength. However, the thin element approximation is only valid under the condition of normal illumination. We hereby extend an algorithm, which is called the parabasal thin element approximation, to include the non-perpendicular illumination. More specifically, the thin element approximation is valid for paraxial incident beam, while the parabasal thin element approximation is valid for parabasal beam. In this article, we present the algorithm of the parabasal thin element approximation and compare the result with that of rigorous method. All the simulations are based on field tracing1 and done with the optical software VirtualLabTM.2
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Huiying Zhong, Site Zhang, Frank Wyrowski, Hagen Schweitzer, "Parabasal thin element approximation for the analysis of the diffractive optical elements", Proc. SPIE 9131, Optical Modelling and Design III, 913114 (1 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055116; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055116
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