Multifocal diffractive lens generating several fixed foci at different design wavelengths

Leonid L. Doskolovich*, Evgeni A. Bezus, Andrey A. Morozov, Vladimir Osipov, James S. Wolffsohn, Boris Chichkov

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We propose a method for designing multifocal diffractive lenses generating prescribed sets of foci with fixed positions at several different wavelengths. The method is based on minimizing the difference between the complex amplitudes of the beams generated by the lens microrelief at the design wavelengths, and the functions of the complex transmission of multifocal lenses calculated for these wavelengths. As an example, a zone plate generating three fixed foci at three different wavelengths was designed, fabricated, and experimentally investigated. The proof-of-concept experimental results confirm the formation of foci with fixed positions at the design wavelengths. The obtained results may find applications in the design and fabrication of novel multifocal contact and intraocular lenses with reduced chromatic effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4698-4709
Number of pages12
JournalOptics Express
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2018

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© 2018 Optical Society of America under the terms of the OSA Open Access Publishing Agreement

Funding: Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation; Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) (16-29-11683)


  • Diffractive lenses
  • Diffractive optics
  • Lenses


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