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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2009
  • pp: 5782–5785

Holographic projection based on diamond-turned diffractive optical elements

Claas Falldorf, Colin Dankwart, Ralf Gläbe, Björn Lünemann, Christoph v. Kopylow, and Ralf B. Bergmann  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 30, pp. 5782-5785 (2009)

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We introduce an approach to generate holographic data for diffractive optical elements fabricated by means of a diamond-turning process. The aim is to project a predefined intensity distribution in the far-field domain of the corresponding diffractive surface. The method takes into consideration typical constraints that result from the fabrication process, such as the spiral path of the turning tool and the fact that only the phase distribution of the incident light can be manipulated.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1970) Holography : Diffractive optics
(090.2890) Holography : Holographic optical elements
(100.2000) Image processing : Digital image processing
(100.3190) Image processing : Inverse problems

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Original Manuscript: August 12, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 21, 2009
Published: October 15, 2009

Claas Falldorf, Colin Dankwart, Ralf Gläbe, Björn Lünemann, Christoph v. Kopylow, and Ralf B. Bergmann, "Holographic projection based on diamond-turned diffractive optical elements," Appl. Opt. 48, 5782-5785 (2009)

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