Wave-optical structure design with the local plane-interface approximation

  title={Wave-optical structure design with the local plane-interface approximation},
  author={Albrecht v. Pfeil and Frank Wyrowski},
  journal={Journal of Modern Optics},
  pages={2335 - 2350}
Abstract The design of an optical element profile with specified transmission function for a given incident wave is of fundamental concern in optical design. A well-known example is the design of an aspherical surface in order to realize a spherical phase-only transmission. Various wave-optical system design methods lead to transmission functions as a first step. Then, often the thin-element approximation is applied in a second step to obtain an element structure with the desired transmission… Expand
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