Analysis of the Focusing Characteristics of Double Negative Binary Diffractive Lens

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For a compact millimeter wave imaging system it is very important to design every component into small size, for the components in a millimeter wave system are usually much larger than those in an optical imaging system due to rela-tively long wave lengths. In this paper, we suggest a kind of binary diffractive lens (BDL) designed using double nega-tive materials (DNG) as the objective lens for a millimeter wave imaging system. The DNG-BDL has not only the ad-vantage of low profile but also small f number, which will be benefit for constructing a compact millimeter wave imaging system. Several DNG-BDL are designed and analyzed using the FDTD method. The numerical results of the focal plane field of the DNG-BDL are presented, which show that the DNG-BDL with small f number has relatively better focusing characteristic than that of a double positive BDL with same f number.

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Z. Wang and L. You, "Analysis of the Focusing Characteristics of Double Negative Binary Diffractive Lens," Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications, Vol. 2 No. 9, 2010, pp. 557-562. doi: 10.4236/jemaa.2010.29072.

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