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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 20 — Jul. 10, 2010
  • pp: 3949–3955

Design of diamond-turned holograms incorporating properties of the fabrication process

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

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 20, pp. 3949-3955 (2010)

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Recently, the fabrication of computer-generated holograms by diamond face turning with a nanometer-stroke fast tool servo (nFTS) has been demonstrated. Existing methods for the design of diamond-turned holograms account for their spiral-shaped surface topology and the fact that only the phase of a wave field can be modulated. Here we present an algorithm enabling the additional consideration of two important fabrication-related properties: the shape of the diamond tool used and the limited control frequency of the nFTS. Our method is based on the generalized projections method and enables the design of holograms for the reconstruction of arbitrary intensity distributions in the far field. Experimental results are presented, demonstrating the advantages of the method.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1970) Holography : Diffractive optics
(090.2890) Holography : Holographic optical elements
(100.3190) Image processing : Inverse problems
(220.1920) Optical design and fabrication : Diamond machining

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Original Manuscript: January 20, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 14, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 16, 2010
Published: July 8, 2010

Colin Dankwart, Claas Falldorf, Ralf Gläbe, Axel Meier, Christoph v. Kopylow, and Ralf B. Bergmann, "Design of diamond-turned holograms incorporating properties of the fabrication process," Appl. Opt. 49, 3949-3955 (2010)

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