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  • Vol. 10, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1993
  • pp: 1729–1738

Iterative discrete on-axis encoding of radially symmetric computer-generated holograms

W. Hudson Welch, James E. Morris, and Michael R. Feldman  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 10, Issue 8, pp. 1729-1738 (1993)

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A new method for encoding high-efficiency radially symmetric computer-generated holograms is formulated. An iterative approach is used to determine fringe widths and phase values for phase-only holographic optical elements. Computer-simulation results indicate that this approach can be used to increase the efficiency of low-f-number elements significantly. The experimental results for an f/1 element with a diffraction efficiency of 90% are presented.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 25, 1992
Revised Manuscript: January 15, 1993
Manuscript Accepted: February 17, 1993
Published: August 1, 1993

W. Hudson Welch, James E. Morris, and Michael R. Feldman, "Iterative discrete on-axis encoding of radially symmetric computer-generated holograms," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 10, 1729-1738 (1993)

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