Analysis of materials selected for multilayer diffractive optical elements

Changxi Xue, Suet To

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An analysis model to optimize the materials selected for multilayer diffractive elements (MLDOEs) is presented with approximate Cauchy dispersion formula of refractive index and the maximum polychromatic integral diffraction efficiency (PIDE). The analysis model presents that the maximum PIDE of MLDOEs consisting of two materials with large Abbe number difference and small partial dispersion difference can be generated. The scope of application and the relationship between diffraction efficiencies of MLDOEs with different material pairs and different design wavelength pairs are presented and simulated with the analysis model of MLDOEs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3245-3248
Number of pages4
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Diffractive optics
  • Micro-optical devices
  • Optical design and fabrication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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