[OPTICAL REVIEW Vol. 10, No. 4 (2003) 275-282]
© 2003 The Optical Society of Japan

A Hologram Computer-Aided Design Tool Extends the Function for Designing and Analyzing Holographic Optical Elements Illuminated by Multiple Point-Sources

Yukio MATSUURA, Yasuhiro AWATSUJI1,*, Tohru SHIMIZU2 and Toshihiro KUBOTA

Department of Electronics and Information Science, Faculty of Engineering and Design, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Matsugasaki, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8585, Japan
1Division of Information and Production Science, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Matsugasaki, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8585, Japan
24, System Division, Hamamatsu Photonics. K.K., 812 Joko-cho, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 431-3196, Japan

(Received January 23, 2003; Accepted May 6, 2003)

The function of a hologram computer-aided design tool which the authors have developed are extended to handle both designing and analyzing holograms illuminated by a two or three-dimensional white-light image. The ability to search for an optimum image plane is also now possible. HOE lenses illuminated by multiple point-sources and by a point-source with a certain spectral bandwidth are designed and analyzed using the extended functions. Accuracy and usefulness of the functions are demonstrated from the results of the design and analysis.

Key words: holography, holographic optical elements, computer-aided design, optical design, optical software

*E-mail address: awatsuji@dj.kit.ac.jp