Invited Review Paper
[OPTICAL REVIEW Vol. 21, No. 6 (2014) 737-744]
Design Method for Diffractive Lens for Imaging and Improvement of Diffraction Efficiency by Laminating Novel Nanocomposite Film on Diffractive Lens*
Tsuguhiro KORENAGA, Takamasa ANDO, Yuka OKADA, Seiji NISHIWAKI, and Masa-aki SUZUKI
Advanced Research Division, Panasonic Corporation, Moriguchi, Osaka 570-8501, Japan
(Accepted February 12, 2013)
Diffractive lenses are expected to improve a chromatic aberration and a field curvature of optical systems. However, for capturing a color image, the quality of the image is reduced due to unnecessary diffractive light. This paper shows a novel diffraction grating lens with nanocomposite material, and the design method of the lens for imaging use.
Key words: camera, diffraction grating lens, lens design, nanocomposite material, diffraction efficiency
*This is a translated version of the original paper which appeared in Kogaku 42 (2013) 332 [in Japanese].
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