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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 1986
  • pp: 802–811

Spectrum leveling by an iterative algorithm with a dummy area for synthesizing the kinoform

Hiroshi Akahori  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 25, Issue 5, pp. 802-811 (1986)

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This paper describes a new iterative algorithm for synthesizing the kinoform so that the Fourier spectrum of an object is leveled by adjusting the information of a dummy area introduced into the object's domain, spatially isolated from the signal area. Theoretical consideration of the effect of the dummy area derives the required size of the dummy area, and computer simulations prove it to be valid, although restricted to an object composed of binary numbers. Also, it is shown that highly efficient use of the incident light is possible to achieve. Experimental results verify the proposed scheme.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 14, 1985
Published: March 1, 1986

Hiroshi Akahori, "Spectrum leveling by an iterative algorithm with a dummy area for synthesizing the kinoform," Appl. Opt. 25, 802-811 (1986)

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