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Finite-difference time-domain simulation of low-F# Fresnel zone plates coupled to IR antennas

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Rico-García, José María and López-Alonso, José Manuel and Lail, Brian and Boreman, Glenn and Alda, Javier (2004) Finite-difference time-domain simulation of low-F# Fresnel zone plates coupled to IR antennas. Proceedings of SPIE, 5612 . pp. 216-226. ISSN 0277-786X (ISBN: 0-8194-5565-2)

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.579943




Abstract

Fresnel Zone Plate Lenses (FZPLs) have been successfully coupled to infrared (IR) antennas producing a responsivity enhancement of about two orders of magnitude. However, their lateral extension may compromise their applicability in focal-plane-arrays (FPA) IR imagers, where the dimensions of the pixel are constrained by the FPA spacing. When designing optimum-gain FZPLs for FPAs, we are lead to the requirement of FZPLs operating at very low F/#s (marginal rays propagating at a large angle in image space). In this case, Finite-Difference Time-Domain techniques (FDTD) are used to refine the physical-optics modelling results, producing a result closer to the actual case encountered in a high-fill-factor FPA. In this contribution, we analyze the FZPL designs by using FDTD techniques. The main result of the FDTD computation is the gain factor defined as the ratio of the response of the IR antennas coupled with the FZPL, compared to the same antennas without the FZPL.


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From Conference Volume 5612, Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications (ISBN: 0-8194-5565-2)
Copyright 2004. Society of Photo Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems, Diffractive optical-elements; Imaging Science; Photographic technology, Antennas
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
Medical sciences > Optics > Optoelectronics
Medical sciences > Optics > Imaging systems
ID Code:34529
Deposited On:15 Dec 2015 16:03
Last Modified:15 Dec 2015 16:03

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