Diffraction-free beams are generated by the use of diffractive optical elements written on a spatial light modulator (SLM). By alteration of the pattern placed on the SLM, the axis of propagation can be both shifted laterally and rotated. We present experimental results obtained by use of a magneto-optic SLM.
© 1993 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 8, 1993
Published: November 1, 1993
Jeffrey A. Davis, Jarod Guertin, and Don M. Cottrell, "Diffraction-free beams generated with programmable spatial light modulators," Appl. Opt. 32, 6368-6370 (1993)