We demonstrate polarization selective birefringent computer-generated holograms fabricated in glass with femtosecond lasers. We present a coding technique adapted to the writing process. The experimental reconstruction shows excellent polarization selectivity at the design wavelength.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
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W. Cai, A. Libertun, and R. Piestun, "Polarization Selective Computer-Generated Holograms Created by Femtosecond Pulse Induced Birefringence," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CMAA7.