[OPTICAL REVIEW Vol. 4, No. 3 (1997) 408-410]

A Combined Phase Type Optical Element for Realizing Multiple Images

Zhou JIN,* Tan SUQING and Gao WENQI

Department of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China

(Received March 27, 1996; Accepted January 28, 1997)

In this paper we introduce a new phase type combined optical element. The element is combined with Dammann grating and Fresnel zone plate in the same substrate by microelectronics technique, hence it has splitting functions of the Dammann grating and self-focusing function of the Fresnel plate. It can produce uniform multiple images by itself. We experimentally designed and fabricated an 9×9 multiple image element, and results show that the element can realize the multiple images we require and the intensity of each image is the same. Relative error is less than 5%.

Key words : multiple imaging, phase element, microelectronics technique