Diffractive multifocal lens analysis using complex Fourier series

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The diffraction efficiency of conventional diffractive lenses is typically analyzed using the complex Fourier series expansion coefficients. While conventional diffractive lenses typically target high diffraction efficiency in a single diffractive order, applications such as multifocal intraocular lenses seek high diffraction efficiency in multiple diffractive orders. Here, the complex Fourier series technique is generalized to handle these multifocal lenses, and applied to a novel trifocal intraocular lens design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Optical Design Conference 2021
EditorsPeter P. Clark, Richard N. Pfisterer, Henning Rehn, Simon Thibault
ISBN (Electronic)9781510650305
StatePublished - 2021
EventInternational Optical Design Conference 2021 - Washington, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2021Jul 1 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceInternational Optical Design Conference 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Diffractive lens
  • Fourier
  • intraocular lenses
  • multifocal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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