A general method is presented of optimizing one-dimensional holograms to realize an arbitrary diffracted field distribution over the propagation volume. A computationally simpler approach is developed for the case in which only the transverse distribution in one plane and the longitudinal distribution on one axis are of interest. Scaling effects in the optimized beams are studied and compared with those of canonical beams.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 21, 1994
Revised Manuscript: February 21, 1995
Manuscript Accepted: February 22, 1995
Published: August 1, 1995
Boaz Salik, Joseph Rosen, and Ammon Yariv, "One-dimensional beam shaping," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 12, 1702-1706 (1995)