Diffractive Lenses

Diffractive lenses are a vital part of numerous optical systems, where they play fundamental practical roles, like

  • correction of chromatic aberration
  • aiding system compactness (reduced size and weight)

VirtualLab Fusion is endowed with the necessary tools to enable the far-from-straight-forward simulation of this family of components, yielding both ray and physical optics results. 

Correction of chromatic aberration by using a diffractive lens (field tracing off-axis 20°)

Selected Use Cases

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A hybrid imaging system consisting of both refractive and diffractive lenses is analyzed, especially, with the undesired diffraction orders of the diffractive lens taken into account.

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