## Wave fields in three dimensions: analysis and synthesis

JOSA A, Vol. 13, Issue 9, pp. 1837-1848 (1996)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.13.001837

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### Abstract

Distributions of wave fields in three-dimensional domains are analyzed, synthesized, and generated experimentally. Fundamental limits are discussed and sampling conditions are derived for their generation, with use of a single diffractive element. A general design procedure, based on optimization algorithms, is developed and implemented. Experimental results show that special three-dimensional light distributions can be achieved with low-information-content elements in on-axis configurations.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

**History**

Original Manuscript: August 16, 1995

Revised Manuscript: November 21, 1995

Manuscript Accepted: January 10, 1996

Published: September 1, 1996

**Citation**

Rafael Piestun, Boris Spektor, and Joseph Shamir, "Wave fields in three dimensions: analysis and synthesis," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A **13**, 1837-1848 (1996)

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-13-9-1837

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