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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1214–1218

Synthesis of multiple collinear helical modes generated by a phase-only element

Jiao Lin, Xiaocong Yuan, Shaohua H. Tao, and Ronald E. Burge  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 23, Issue 5, pp. 1214-1218 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.23.001214


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Abstract

Phase-only elements are generally more desirable than complex-amplitude-modulated elements not only because of the higher diffraction efficiency but the readier implementation and fabrication. A novel iterative algorithm is proposed for generating multiple helical modes by a single phase-only element. A superposition of four helical modes is demonstrated experimentally by using a spatial light modulator.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 12, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 30, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 3, 2005

Citation
Jiao Lin, Xiaocong Yuan, Shaohua H. Tao, and Ronald E. Burge, "Synthesis of multiple collinear helical modes generated by a phase-only element," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 1214-1218 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-23-5-1214


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