Curved diffractive optical element for uniform concentration at the thermodynamic limit at finite distance.

Abstract

A new type of diffractive optical instrument, the curved hologram, for which the spatial phase function and the hologram shape can be controlled independently, is investigated for finite distance concentration of diffuse (quasi-monochromatic) light. We show how a simple analytic design for given light source and target geometries yields spatially uniform concentrations of diffuse light at the thermodynamic limit of brightness conservation. Such diffractive elements may provide a useful alternative to reflective cavities for efficient and uniform side-pumping of solid-state lasers.

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@article{Davidson2004CurvedDO, title={Curved diffractive optical element for uniform concentration at the thermodynamic limit at finite distance.}, author={Nir Davidson and N{\'a}ndor Bokor}, journal={Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, image science, and vision}, year={2004}, volume={21 4}, pages={656-61} }