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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 5 — Feb. 10, 2009
  • pp: 911–918

Wavelength-compensated color Fourier diffractive optical elements using a ferroelectric liquid crystal on silicon display and a color-filter wheel

José Luis Martínez, Antonio Martínez-García, and Ignacio Moreno  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 5, pp. 911-918 (2009)

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In this work we describe the experimental realization of a simple scheme capable of implementing RGB improved dynamic color binary-phase Fourier computer-generated holograms (CGHs) by means of a single ferroelectric liquid crystal on silicon (FLCOS) display and an electronically controlled color-filter wheel. Tricolor multiwavelength illumination is achieved by aligning an Ar–Kr laser (wavelengths λ B = 488 nm and λ G = 568 nm ) and a He–Ne laser ( λ R = 633 nm ). Chromatic compensation is achieved by synchronizing a time sequence of properly scaled CGHs displayed on the FLCOS display with the corresponding filter from the color wheel. Quality CGHs are designed for each color component by using an optimized iterative Fourier transform algorithm applied to a phase-only modulation display. As a result, we present excellent experimental results on the reconstruction of these time-multiplexed wavelength-compensated diffractive optical elements and color CGHs.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators
(230.2035) Optical devices : Dispersion compensation devices

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

Original Manuscript: November 14, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 22, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 5, 2009
Published: February 2, 2009

José Luis Martínez, Antonio Martínez-García, and Ignacio Moreno, "Wavelength-compensated color Fourier diffractive optical elements using a ferroelectric liquid crystal on silicon display and a color-filter wheel," Appl. Opt. 48, 911-918 (2009)

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