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18 August 2005 Diffractive optics in modern optical engineering
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The influence of diffractive optics on modern optical engineering has been considerable. The paper discusses a wide variety of applications of diffractive surfaces in the infrared and visible wavebands. Successful developments in low mass and multi-waveband infrared optics are described and results presented from manufactured hardware. The use in the visible waveband for real-time 3-D imagery, high power magnification of full colour displays, and possible use in diffractive-only helmet displays are examined for their potential. The limitation in the use of conventional diffractive surfaces for wide spectral bandwidth applications is described along with a method for alleviating this problem.
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Andrew P. Wood and Philip J. Rogers "Diffractive optics in modern optical engineering", Proc. SPIE 5865, Tribute to Warren Smith: A Legacy in Lens Design and Optical Engineering, 58650B (18 August 2005); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.624558
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