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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1642–1651

Generation of high-quality higher-order Laguerre–Gaussian beams using liquid-crystal-on-silicon spatial light modulators

Naoya Matsumoto, Taro Ando, Takashi Inoue, Yoshiyuki Ohtake, Norihiro Fukuchi, and Tsutomu Hara  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 25, Issue 7, pp. 1642-1651 (2008)

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We report on the high-quality holographic generation of higher-order Laguerre–Gaussian (LG) beams using a liquid-crystal-on-silicon spatial light modulator. The effects of the input beam pattern on the output LG beam quality are investigated in detail through theoretical discussions and experiments. Correlation analyses between observed beam patterns and theoretical mode profiles reveal that higher beam quality is achieved for output LG beams generated from a top-hat input beam than from a Gaussian input beam.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(100.5090) Image processing : Phase-only filters
(120.5060) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase modulation
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices

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Original Manuscript: March 14, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 2, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 4, 2008
Published: June 23, 2008

Naoya Matsumoto, Taro Ando, Takashi Inoue, Yoshiyuki Ohtake, Norihiro Fukuchi, and Tsutomu Hara, "Generation of high-quality higher-order Laguerre-Gaussian beams using liquid-crystal-on-silicon spatial light modulators," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 1642-1651 (2008)

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