OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America A

Journal of the Optical Society of America A

| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1642–1651

Generation of high-quality higher-order Laguerre–Gaussian beams using liquid-crystal-on-silicon spatial light modulators

Naoya Matsumoto, Taro Ando, Takashi Inoue, Yoshiyuki Ohtake, Norihiro Fukuchi, and Tsutomu Hara  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 25, Issue 7, pp. 1642-1651 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.25.001642


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (578 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We report on the high-quality holographic generation of higher-order Laguerre–Gaussian (LG) beams using a liquid-crystal-on-silicon spatial light modulator. The effects of the input beam pattern on the output LG beam quality are investigated in detail through theoretical discussions and experiments. Correlation analyses between observed beam patterns and theoretical mode profiles reveal that higher beam quality is achieved for output LG beams generated from a top-hat input beam than from a Gaussian input beam.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(100.5090) Image processing : Phase-only filters
(120.5060) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase modulation
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices

ToC Category:
Holography

History
Original Manuscript: March 14, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 2, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 4, 2008
Published: June 23, 2008

Citation
Naoya Matsumoto, Taro Ando, Takashi Inoue, Yoshiyuki Ohtake, Norihiro Fukuchi, and Tsutomu Hara, "Generation of high-quality higher-order Laguerre-Gaussian beams using liquid-crystal-on-silicon spatial light modulators," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 1642-1651 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-25-7-1642


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. H. Kogelnik and T. Li, “Laser beams and resonators,” Proc. IEEE 54, 1312-1329 (1966). [CrossRef]
  2. L. Allen, M. W. Beijersbergen, R. J. C. Spreeuw, and J. P. Woerdman, “Orbital angular momentum of light and the transformation of Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes,” Phys. Rev. A 45, 8185-8189 (1992). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. L. Allen, “Introduction to the atoms and angular momentum of light special issue,” J. Opt. B: Quantum Semiclassical Opt. 4, S1-S6 (2002). [CrossRef]
  4. L. Allen, S. M. Barnett, and M. J. Padgett, Optical Angular Momentum (IOP Publishing, 2003). [CrossRef]
  5. D. G. Grier, “A revolution in optical manipulation,” Nature 424, 810-816 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. D. G. Grier and Y. Roichman, “Holographic optical trapping,” Appl. Opt. 45, 880-887 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. M. W. Beijersbergen, L. Allen, H. E. L. O. van der Veen, and J. P. Woerdman, “Astigmatic laser mode converters and transfer of orbital angular momentum,” Opt. Commun. 96, 123-132 (1993). [CrossRef]
  8. M. Padgett, J. Arlt, N. Simpson, and L. Allen, “An experiment to observe the intensity and phase structure of Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes,” Am. J. Phys. 64, 77-82 (1996). [CrossRef]
  9. J. Courtial, K. Dholakia, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, “Second-harmonic generation and the conservation of orbital angular momentum with high-order Laguerre-Gaussian modes,” Phys. Rev. A 56, 4193-4196 (1997). [CrossRef]
  10. M. A. Golub, E. L. Kaganov, A. A. Kondorov, V. A. Soĭfer, and G. V. Usplen'ev, “Experimental investigation of a multibeam holographic optical element matched to Gauss-Laguerre modes,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 26, 184-186 (1996) M. A. Golub, E. L. Kaganov, A. A. Kondorov, V. A. Soĭfer, and G. V. Usplen'ev, “Experimental investigation of a multibeam holographic optical element matched to Gauss-Laguerre modes,”[Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 23, 188-190 (1996)]. [CrossRef]
  11. J. Arlt, K. Dholakia, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, “The production of multiringed Laguerre-Gaussian modes by computer-generated holograms,” J. Mod. Opt. 45, 1231-1237 (1998). [CrossRef]
  12. S. N. Khonina, V. V. Kotlyar, V. A. Soifer, P. Pääkkönen, J. Simonen, and J. Turunen, “An analysis of the angular momentum of a light field in terms of angular harmonics,” J. Mod. Opt. 48, 1543-1557 (2001). [CrossRef]
  13. S. A. Kennedy, M. J. Szabo, H. Teslow, J. Z. Porterfield, and E. R. I. Abraham, “Creation of Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes using diffractive optics,” Phys. Rev. A 66, 043801 (2002). [CrossRef]
  14. V. V. Kotlyar, S. N. Khonina, A. A. Almazov, V. A. Soifer, K. Jefimovs, and J. Turunen, “Elliptic Laguerre-Gaussian beams,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 43-56 (2006). [CrossRef]
  15. J. Arlt, T. Hitomi, and K. Dholakia, “Atom guiding along Laguerre-Gaussian and Bessel light beams,” Appl. Phys. B 71, 549-554 (2000). [CrossRef]
  16. J. E. Curtis, B. A. Koss, and D. G. Grier, “Dynamic holographic optical tweezers,” Opt. Commun. 207, 169-175 (2002). [CrossRef]
  17. R. Agarwal, K. Ladavac, Y. Roichman, G. Yu, C. M. Liever, and D. G. Grier, “Manipulation and assembly of nanowires with holographic optical traps,” Opt. Express 13, 8906-8912 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  18. A. Lafong, W. J. Hossack, J. Arlt, T. J. Nowakowski, and N. D. Read, “Time-multiplexed Laguerre-Gaussian holographic optical tweezers for biological applications,” Opt. Express 14, 3065-3072 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  19. A. Jesacher, S. Fürhapter, C. Maurer, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, “Holographic optical tweezers for object manipulations at an air-liquid surface,” Opt. Express 14, 6342-6352 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  20. Y. Ohtake, T. Ando, N. Fukuchi, N. Matsumoto, H. Ito, and T. Hara, “Universal generation of higher-order multiringed Laguerre-Gaussian beams by using a spatial light modulator,” Opt. Lett. 32, 1411-1413 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  21. T. Inoue, H. Tanaka, N. Fukuchi, M. Takumi, N. Matsumoto, T. Hara, N. Yoshida, Y. Igasaki, and Y. Kobayashi, “LCOS spatial light modulator controlled by 12-bit signals for optical phase-only modulation,” Proc. SPIE 6487, 64870Y (2007). [CrossRef]
  22. X. Wang, B. Wang, P. J. Bos, J. E. Anderson, J. J. Pouch, and F. A. Miranda, “Finite-difference time-domain simulation of liquid-crystal optical phased array,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 22, 346-354 (2005). [CrossRef]
  23. A. Jesacher, A. Schwaighofer, S. Fürhapter, C. Maurer, S. Banet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, “Wavefront correction of spatial light modulators using an optical vortex image,” Opt. Express 15, 5801-5808 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  24. X. Xun and R. W. Cohn, “Phase calibration of spatially nonuniform spatial light modulators,” Appl. Opt. 43, 6400-6406 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  25. J. Harriman, A. Linneberger, and S. A. Serati, “Improving spatial light modulator performance through phase compensation,” Proc. SPIE 5553, 58-67 (2004). [CrossRef]
  26. J. D. Schmidt, M. E. Goda, and B. D. Duncan, “Aberration production using a high-resolution liquid-crystal spatial light modulator,” Appl. Opt. 46, 2423-2433 (2006). [CrossRef]
  27. G. Machavariani, N. Davidson, E. Hasman, S. Blit, A. A. Ishaaya, and A. A. Friesem, “Efficient conversion of a Gaussian beam to a high purity helical beam,” Opt. Commun. 209, 265-271 (2002). [CrossRef]
  28. M. A. Clifford, J. Arlt, J. Courtial, and K. Dholakia, “High-order Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes for studies of cold atoms,” Opt. Commun. 156, 300-306 (1998). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited