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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1609–1622

Designing multiplane computer-generated holograms with consideration of the pixel shape and the illumination wave

Thomas Kämpfe, Ernst-Bernhard Kley, and Andreas Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 25, Issue 7, pp. 1609-1622 (2008)

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The majority of image-generating computer-generated holograms (CGHs) are calculated on a discrete numerical grid, whose spacing is defined by the desired pixel size. For single-plane CGHs the influence of the pixel shape and the illumination wave on the actual output distribution is minor and can be treated separately from the numerical calculation. We show that in the case of multiplane CGHs this influence is much more severe. We introduce a new method that takes the pixel shape into account during the design and derive conditions to retain an illumination-wave-independent behavior.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1380) Diffraction and gratings : Binary optics
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(090.4220) Holography : Multiplex holography
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication

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Original Manuscript: March 3, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 18, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 26, 2008
Published: June 18, 2008

Thomas Kämpfe, Ernst-Bernhard Kley, and Andreas Tünnermann, "Designing multiplane computer-generated holograms with consideration of the pixel shape and the illumination wave," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 1609-1622 (2008)

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