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Holographic circle-to-point converter with particular applications for lidar work

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Matthew J. McGill

University of Michigan, Space Physics Research Laboratory, 2455 Hayward Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

Marzouk Marzouk

Orbital Sciences Corporation, 7500 Greenway Center Drive, Greenbelt, Maryland 20770

V. Stanley Scott, James D. Spinhirne

NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 912, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771

Opt. Eng. 36(8), 2171-2175 (Aug 01, 1997). doi:10.1117/1.601437
History: Received Dec. 2, 1996; Revised Mar. 24, 1997; Accepted Mar. 24, 1997
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Abstract

A holographic optical element is developed that functions as a circle-to-point converter. The holographic plate looks like a zone plate but functions like a collection of field lenses. Each annulus of the holographic plate acts as a separate lens, imaging incident light to a point focus. The plate was developed for use with Fabry-Pe´rot interferometers, but other applications are also possible. The plate has high throughput, and when coupled with high quantum efficiency solid state detectors provides an efficient photon-collecting detection system. Development of the plate was driven by need for an efficient Doppler lidar detection system, and specific lidar applications are discussed. © 1997 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.

© 1997 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers

Topics

Holography ; LIDAR

Citation

Matthew J. McGill ; Marzouk Marzouk ; V. Stanley Scott, III and James D. Spinhirne
"Holographic circle-to-point converter with particular applications for lidar work", Opt. Eng. 36(8), 2171-2175 (Aug 01, 1997). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.601437


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