The tandem component is a holographic component which permits generation of a general complex wave front with 100% light efficiency. It consists of two phase-only elements in two Fourier conjugate planes and of a lens. Applications of this component are discussed such as complex wave front reconstruction, beam shaping, and correlation type measurements.
© 1985 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 13, 1985
Published: November 15, 1985
Hartmut O. Bartelt, "Applications of the tandem component: an element with optimum light efficiency," Appl. Opt. 24, 3811-3816 (1985)