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, IODC 2021
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Electronic)9781943580880
StatePublished - 2021
EventInternational Optical Design Conference, IODC 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2021Jul 1 2021

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceInternational Optical Design Conference, IODC 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online


  • Diffractive lens
  • Fourier
  • intraocular lenses
  • multifocal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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