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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2014
  • pp: 4691–4699

Independent and combined information transfer from axicon and helical phase distributions

Mona Mihailescu, Liliana Preda, and Cristian Kusko  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 21, pp. 4691-4699 (2014)

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Helical phase distributions used for optical information transfer increase its capacity by offering a characteristic spatial intensity arrangement for the diffracted beam. Here we propose the superposition between helical phase distribution with an axicon type. They form a composed object placed in the object arm to generate holographic masks. The diffracted patterns from these masks exhibit asymmetric shapes and peaks along the optical axis, with two kinds of spots, which contain independent or combined information from both phase distribution constructive parameters. To read these parameters based only on the diffraction patterns analysis, we generate the match reading masks (RMs) to be inserted in the optical path. In this proof-of-concept experiment, we demonstrate that one can sort constructive parameter values of each phase distribution, from both kinds of spots, using specific RMs.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: March 25, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 28, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 10, 2014
Published: July 16, 2014

Mona Mihailescu, Liliana Preda, and Cristian Kusko, "Independent and combined information transfer from axicon and helical phase distributions," Appl. Opt. 53, 4691-4699 (2014)

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