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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1229–1235

Compact red-green-blue beam illuminator and expander

Revital Shechter, Nandor Bokor, Yaakov Amitai, and Asher A. Friesem  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 7, pp. 1229-1235 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.41.001229


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Abstract

A compact multicolor beam illuminator and a compact multicolor beam expander are presented. The illuminator performs the dual task of demultiplexing a narrow red-green-blue (RGB) input beam into three separate beams, each of a different color, and expanding them to yield three separate magnified plane waves. The beam expander expands a narrow RGB input beam into a single magnified RGB plane wave. The design and recording procedures, along with experimental results for a beam illuminator and a beam expander with a magnification of ∼3, are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(090.4220) Holography : Multiplex holography

History
Original Manuscript: February 12, 2001
Revised Manuscript: July 25, 2001
Published: March 1, 2002

Citation
Revital Shechter, Nandor Bokor, Yaakov Amitai, and Asher A. Friesem, "Compact red-green-blue beam illuminator and expander," Appl. Opt. 41, 1229-1235 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-41-7-1229


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