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dc.contributor.advisorHunt, William D.
dc.contributor.authorPeters, David W.
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-16T17:41:14Z
dc.date.available2016-03-16T17:41:14Z
dc.date.issued2001-07
dc.date.submittedAugust 2001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/54614
dc.description.abstractThe simulation of diffractive optical structures allows for the efficient testing of a large number of structures without having to actually fabricate these devices. Various forms of analysis of these structures have been done through computer programs in the past. However, programs that can actually design a structure to perform a given task are very limited in scope. Optimization of a structure can be a task that is very processor time intensive, particularly if the optimization space has many dimensions. This thesis describes the creation of a computer program that is able to find an optimal structure while maintaining a low-dimensional search space, thus greatly reducing the processor time required to find the solution. The program can design the optimal structure for a wide variety of planar optical devices that conform to the weakly-guiding approximation with an efficient code that incorporates the low-dimensional search space concept. This work is the first use of an electromagnetic field solver inside of an optimization loop for the design of an optimized diffractive-optic structure.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.subjectDiffractive optical structuresen_US
dc.subjectStructural optimizationen_US
dc.subjectStructure testingen_US
dc.titleDesign of diffractive optical elements through low-dimensional optimizationen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.description.degreePh.D.
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineering
dc.embargo.termsnullen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctorate
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBuck, John A.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRalph, Stephen E.


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