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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 31 — Nov. 1, 1996
  • pp: 6236–6240

Spatially resolved phase imaging of a programmable liquid-crystal grating

L. J. Friedman, D. S. Hobbs, S. Lieberman, D. L. Corkum, H. Q. Nguyen, D. P. Resler, R. C. Sharp, and T. A. Dorschner  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 35, Issue 31, pp. 6236-6240 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.35.006236


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Abstract

Phase imaging is used to compare near-field measurements with the corresponding far-field intensity distribution. A liquid-crystal device serves as a phase object that can be programmed as a variable grating. Real-time phase visualization then provides an avenue for direct optimization of complex phase gratings.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: October 2, 1995
Revised Manuscript: January 5, 1996
Published: November 1, 1996

Citation
L. J. Friedman, D. S. Hobbs, S. Lieberman, D. L. Corkum, H. Q. Nguyen, D. P. Resler, R. C. Sharp, and T. A. Dorschner, "Spatially resolved phase imaging of a programmable liquid-crystal grating," Appl. Opt. 35, 6236-6240 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-35-31-6236


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