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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 9 — Mar. 21, 2005
  • pp: 1625–1634

Computer-generated holograms with optimum bandwidths obtained with twisted-nematic liquid-crystal displays

Victor Arrizón, Luis A. González, Rodrigo Ponce, and Alfonso Serrano-Heredia  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 9, pp. 1625-1634 (2005)

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We discuss a computer-generated hologram for encoding arbitrary complex modulation based on a commercial twisted-nematic liquid-crystal display. This hologram is implemented with the constrained complex modulation provided by the display in a phase-mostly configuration. The hologram structure and transmittance are determined to obtain on-axis signal reconstruction, maximum bandwidth, optimum efficiency, and high signal-to-noise ratio. We employed the proposed holographic code for the experimental synthesis of first-order Bessel beams.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 31, 2004
Revised Manuscript: November 15, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: November 19, 2004
Published: March 20, 2005

Victor Arrizón, Luis A. González, Rodrigo Ponce, and Alfonso Serrano-Heredia, "Computer-generated holograms with optimum bandwidths obtained with twisted-nematic liquid-crystal displays," Appl. Opt. 44, 1625-1634 (2005)

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