Asymptotic analysis and design of diffractive optical elements

Svetlana Rudnaya, Fadil Santosa, Alessandra Chiareli, David Misemer

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The problem of light diffraction by a micro-optical diffractive element is investigated. The method of stationary phase is applied to obtain approximate values of the integrals in the Kirchhoff approximation. The accuracy of the asymptotic approximation is studied in detail. As an application, the obtained approximate formulas are used to solve a design problem of constructing a diffractive optical element with a desired intensity distribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-279
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Engineering Mathematics
Issue number2-4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2002


  • Asymptotic analysis
  • Design problem
  • Diffraction
  • Diffractive optical elements
  • Micro-optical device

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