Abstract

The interference effect between dual diffractive cylindrical microlenses is investigated based on the boundary-element method. The interference patterns and intensity distributions of the near field and the middle-distance field are presented. The influence of various factors such as the wavelength of illuminating light, the size of the individual microlens, the beam aperture of the incident light, the preset focal length, and the refractive index of microlens material, on the interference results is studied in detail. The results demonstrate that the interference effect is dependent on the spacing between dual microlenses and surface-relief structures. We also indicate how to diminish the interference effect. It is believed that this work will provide useful information for designing diffractive microlens arrays with submicrometer-scale dimensions.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Collimating cylindrical diffractive lenses: rigorous electromagnetic analysis and scalar approximation

Elias N. Glytsis, Michael E. Harrigan, Koichi Hirayama, and Thomas K. Gaylord
Appl. Opt. 37(1) 34-43 (1998)

Analysis of low F-number dual micro-axilens array with binary structures by rigorous electromagnetic theory

Di Feng, Li-Shuang Feng, and Chun-Xi Zhang
Opt. Express 19(11) 10959-10966 (2011)

Applications of improved first Rayleigh–Sommerfeld method to analyze the performance of cylindrical microlenses with different f-numbers

Jia-Sheng Ye, Ben-Yuan Gu, Bi-Zhen Dong, and Shu-Tian Liu
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 22(5) 862-869 (2005)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (9)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (24)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription