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Factors affecting convergence in the design of diffractive optics by iterative vector-space methods

Henry Stark, Yongyi Yang, and Damla Gurkan
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois.

Abstract

            Special-purpose diffractive optical devices are often designed by iterative methods without consideration of convergence properties and related factors that affect performance. We examine the properties of iterative algorithms in a vector-space setting and illustrate, with examples, differences in convergence performance based on starting point , sequentiell versus parallel projections, and intersecting versus nonintersecting sets.

H. Stark, Y. Yang, and D. Gurkan, "Factors affecting convergence in the design of diffractive optics by iterative vector-space methods," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A. 16(1), 149-159 (January 1999)

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