We describe a Talbot array illuminator made of cascaded binary phase plates located at fractional Talbot distances. We compare the performance of such an illuminator with a conventional single-layer Talbot array illuminator in terms of compression ratio and technical feasibility.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 4, 1995
Revised Manuscript: October 31, 1995
Published: April 10, 1996
H. Hamam and J. L. de Bougrenet de la Tocnaye, "Multilayer array illuminators with binary phase plates at fractional Talbot distances," Appl. Opt. 35, 1820-1826 (1996)