Theory of color correction in high-harmonic diffractive lenses

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A theory of correcting residual change in focal length with wavelength is presented for high-harmonic diffractive lenses. The theory is based on a multiple-order diffractive (MOD) lens in combination with a stepped plate called an Arizona total energy color corrector (AZTECC) lens. Results indicate that best performance in terms of on-Axis focused irradiance versus wavelength is found when low-dispersion glass is used for the AZTECC lens. A single-order diffractive Fresnel lens (DFL) in combination with the AZTECC lens makes the system achromatic over a wide bandwidth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Optical Design Conference, IODC 2021
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Electronic)9781557528209
StatePublished - 2021
EventInternational Optical Design Conference, IODC 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2021Jul 1 2021

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers


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


  • Color correction
  • Diffractive lenses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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