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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 20 — Jul. 10, 2009
  • pp: 4003–4008

Characterization of a spatial light modulator and its application in phase retrieval

C. Kohler, F. Zhang, and Wolfgang Osten  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 20, pp. 4003-4008 (2009)

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Recently a phase retrieval method using a movable phase plate as modulator has been proposed [ Phys. Rev. A 75, 043805 (2007)]. This method is applicable to general complex-valued fields and exhibits rapid convergence and high robustness to noise. In this paper, we demonstrate how to use this technique to characterize the phase shifting properties of a liquid-crystal modulator, and in turn we use the characterized modulator as the modulation device in the presented phase retrieval method. The adoption of a dynamic modulator gives a much more robust and flexible setup.

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OCIS Codes
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(230.4110) Optical devices : Modulators
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: March 16, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 6, 2009
Published: July 8, 2009

C. Kohler, F. Zhang, and Wolfgang Osten, "Characterization of a spatial light modulator and its application in phase retrieval," Appl. Opt. 48, 4003-4008 (2009)

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