Book description
Diffractive optics involves the manipulation of light using diffractive optical elements (DOEs). DOEs are being widely applied in such areas as telecommunications, electronics, laser technologies and biomedical engineering. Computer design of diffractive optics provides an authoritative guide to the principles and applications of computerdesigned diffractive optics.The theoretical aspects underpinning diffractive optics are initially explored, including the main equations in diffraction theory and diffractive optical transformations. Application of electromagnetic field theory for calculating diffractive gratings and related methods in microoptics are discussed, as is analysis of transverse modes of laser radiation and the formation of selfreplicating multimode laser beams. Key applications of DOEs reviewed include geometrical optics approximation, scalar approximation and optical manipulation of micro objects, with additional consideration of multiorder DOEs and synthesis of DOEs on polycrystalline diamond films.
With its distinguished editor and respected team of expert contributors, Computer design of diffractive optics is a comprehensive reference tool for professionals and academics working in the field of optical engineering and photonics.
 Explores the theoretical aspects underpinning diffractive optics
 Discusses key applications of diffractive optical elements
 A comprehensive reference for professionals and academics in optical engineering and photonics
Table of contents
 Cover image
 Title page
 Table of Contents
 Copyright
 Preface
 Chapter 1: Main equations of diffraction theory

Chapter 2: Diffractive optical transformations
 2.1 Transformations in optical systems
 2.2 Diffraction gratings
 2.3 Flat lenses and prisms
 2.4 Inverse problem of diffractive optics
 2.5 The method of coding the phase function of DOE
 2.6 Discretisation and quantisation of the DOE phase
 2.7 Computer design and formation of the diffractive microrelief

Chapter 3: Calculation of diffractive optical elements in geometrical optics approximation
 3.1 Calculation of DOE for focusing into a curve in geometrical optics approximation
 3.2 Curvilinear coordinates in the problem of focusing on a curve
 3.3 Calculation and investigation of geometrical optics focusators
 3.4 Focusator into a twodimensional region. The method of matched rectangles
 3.5 Correction of wave fronts
 Conclusion

Chapter 4: Calculation of the DOE in the scalar approximation of the diffraction theory
 4.1 Iterative methods of calculating the DOE
 4.2 Calculation of the DOEs producing the radialsymmetric intensity distribution
 4.3 Calculation of onedimensional diffractive gratings
 4.4 The equalisation of the intensity of the Gaussian beam
 4.5 DOE forming contour images
 4.6 Calculation of quantised DOEs
 Conclusions
 Chapter 5: Multiorder diffractive optical elements

Chapter 6: Application of the theory of the electromagnetic field for calculating diffractive gratings
 6.1 Diffraction on ideally conducting gratings with a stepped profile
 6.2 Diffraction on the ideally reflecting gratings with a continuous profile (Rayleigh approximation)
 6.3 Diffraction on dielectric gratings
 6.4 Gradient methods of calculating the profile of the diffractive gratings
 6.5 Diffraction on twodimensional dielectric gratings
 Conclusions
 Chapter 7: Methods of the theory of the electromagnetic field in microoptics

Chapter 8: Analysis of transverse modes of laser radiation
 8.1 Propagation of electromagnetic radiation in optical waveguides
 8.2 Modans – diffractive optical elements (DOE) matched to laser radiation modes
 8.3 Calculation of the DOE matched with the characteristics of the gradient medium
 8.4 DOEs for analysis of the transverse modes of light fields
 8.5 Selection of modes in free space
 8.6 Transmission of information with modedivision multiplexing
 8.7 Fibre optic sensors based on mode selection
 Chapter 9: Formation of selfreproducing multimode laser beams
 Chapter 10: Optical manipulation of micro–objects by DOE

Chapter 11: Synthesis of DOE on polycrystalline diamond films
 11.1 Formation technology of the microrelief on the surface of diamond films
 11.2 Synthesis and study of thin lenses on diamond films
 11.3 DOEs focusing CO2laser radiation in twodimensional field
 11.4 Analysis of antireflective subwavelength structures formed on the diamond film
 11.5 Simulation of a cylindrical diamond DOE with subwavelength technological errors in the microrelief
 11.6 The influence of local technological errors on efficiency of the DOE
 11.7 Stochastic optimization of the diamond focuser microrelief taking into account the systematic errors of manufacture
 11.8 Experimental study of the focuser into a circle
 Index
Product information
 Title: Computer Design of Diffractive Optics
 Author(s):
 Release date: November 2012
 Publisher(s): Woodhead Publishing
 ISBN: 9780857093745
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