Applied Digital Optics: From Micro-optics to Nanophotonics

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 4, 2009 - Science - 638 pages
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Miniaturization and mass replications have begun to lead the optical industry in the transition from traditional analog to novel digital optics. As digital optics enter the realm of mainstream technology through the worldwide sale of consumer electronic devices, this timely book aims to present the topic of digital optics in a unified way. Ranging from micro-optics to nanophotonics, and design to fabrication through to integration in final products, it reviews the various physical implementations of digital optics in either micro-refractives, waveguide (planar lightwave chips), diffractive and hybrid optics or sub-wavelength structures (resonant gratings, surface plasmons, photonic crystals and metamaterials). Finally, it presents a comprehensive list of industrial and commercial applications that are taking advantage of the unique properties of digital optics.

Applied Digital Optics is aimed primarily at optical engineers and product development and technical marketing managers; it is also of interest to graduate-level photonics students and micro-optic foundries.

  • Helps optical engineers review and choose the appropriate software tools to design, model and generate fabrication files.
  • Gives product managers access to an exhaustive list of applications available in today’s market for integrating such digital optics, as well as where the next potential application of digital optics might be.
  • Provides a broad view for technical marketing managers in all aspects of digital optics, and how such optics can be classified.
  • Explains the numerical implementation of optical design and modelling techniques.
  • Enables micro-optics foundries to integrate the latest fabrication and replication techniques, and accordingly fine tune their own fabrication processes.
 

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Contents

FROM MICROOPTICS TO NANOPHOTONICS 1 From Refraction to Diffraction
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FROM MICROOPTICS TO NANOPHOTONICS 2 Classification of Digital Optics
15
FROM MICROOPTICS TO NANOPHOTONICS 3 Guidedwave Digital Optics
21
FROM MICROOPTICS TO NANOPHOTONICS 4 Refractive Microoptics
47
FROM MICROOPTICS TO NANOPHOTONICS 5 Digital Diffractive Optics Analytic Type
71
FROM MICROOPTICS TO NANOPHOTONICS 6 Digital Diffractive Optics Numeric Type
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FROM MICROOPTICS TO NANOPHOTONICS 7 Hybrid Digital Optics
157
FROM MICROOPTICS TO NANOPHOTONICS 8 Digital Holographic Optics
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FROM MICROOPTICS TO NANOPHOTONICS 12 Digital Optics Fabrication Techniques
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FROM MICROOPTICS TO NANOPHOTONICS 13 Design for Manufacturing
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FROM MICROOPTICS TO NANOPHOTONICS 14 Replication Techniques for Digital Optics
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FROM MICROOPTICS TO NANOPHOTONICS 15 Specifying and Testing Digital Optics
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FROM MICROOPTICS TO NANOPHOTONICS 16 Digital Optics Application Pools
521
FROM MICROOPTICS TO NANOPHOTONICS Conclusion
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FROM MICROOPTICS TO NANOPHOTONICS Appendix A Rigorous Theory of Diffraction
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FROM MICROOPTICS TO NANOPHOTONICS Appendix B The Scalar Theory of Diffraction
587

FROM MICROOPTICS TO NANOPHOTONICS 9 Dynamic Digital Optics
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FROM MICROOPTICS TO NANOPHOTONICS 10 Digital Nanooptics
253
FROM MICROOPTICS TO NANOPHOTONICS 11 Digital Optics Modeling Techniques
295
FROM MICROOPTICS TO NANOPHOTONICS Appendix C FFTs and DFTs in Optics
597
FROM MICROOPTICS TO NANOPHOTONICS Index
611
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Bernard Kress has been involved in the field of digital optics since the late 1980s. He is an associate professor at the University of Strasbourg, France, teaching digital optics. For the last 15 years Dr Kress has been developing technologies and products related to digital optics. He has been working with established industries around the world and with start-ups in the Silicon Valley, California, with applications ranging from optical data storage, optical telecom, military and homeland security applications, LED and laser displays, industrial and medical sensors, biotechnology systems, optical security devices, high power laser material processing, to consumer electronics. He is on the advisory boards of various photonics companies in the US and has also been advising venture capital firms in the Silicon Valley for due diligence reviews in photonics, especially in micro- and nano-optics.
He holds more than 25 patents based on digital optics technology and applications, and is the author of more than 100 papers on this subject. He has taught several short courses given at SPIE conferences. His first book on digital optics, Digital Diffractive Optics (2000), was published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and has been translated into Japanese in 2005 (published by Wiley-Maruzen). He is also the author of a chapter in the best seller Optical System Design (2007), edited by R. Fisher and published by McGraw-Hill. Bernard Kress can be contacted at bernard@applieddigitaloptics.com.

Patrick Meyrueis is full professor at the University of Strasbourg since 1986 (formerly Louis Pasteur University). He is the founder of the Photonics Systems Laboratory which is now one of the most advanced labs in the field of planar digital optics. He is the author of more than 200 publications and was the chairman of more than 20 international conferences in photonics. He was the representative of the Rhenaphotonics cluster and one of the founders of the CNOP in 2001 (national French committee of optics and photonics). He is now acting as the scientific director of the Photonics Systems Lab and the head of the PhD and undergraduate program in the ENSPS National School of Physics in Strasbourg.

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