We report a multiple imaging capability of replicated binary Fresnel phase-encoded lenses written on programmable spatial light modulators (SLMs). These lenses produce a large number (up to 9 × 9) of equally intense replica images from either an external object or from a pattern which is encoded onto the SLM along with the phase-encoded lens. Theoretical details and experimental results using the magnetooptic spatial light modulator are presented.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 8, 1989
Published: June 10, 1990
Don M. Cottrell, Jeffrey A. Davis, Theodore R. Hedman, and Rodger A. Lilly, "Multiple imaging phase-encoded optical elements written as programmable spatial light modulators," Appl. Opt. 29, 2505-2509 (1990)