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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 6 — Mar. 20, 2006
  • pp: 2108–2116

Iterative algorithms for holographic shaping of non-diffracting and self-imaging light beams

Johannes Courtial, Graeme Whyte, Zdeněk Bouchal, and Jaroslav Wagner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 6, pp. 2108-2116 (2006)

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We have developed iterative algorithms for the calculation of holograms for non-diffracting or self-imaging light beams. Our methods make use of the special Fourier-space properties of the target beams. We demonstrate experimentally the holographic generation of perhaps the most challenging type of beam: a self-imaging beam shaped in more than one plane. Potential applications include the generation of light “crystals” for optical trapping and atomic diffraction studies.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(110.6760) Imaging systems : Talbot and self-imaging effects
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping

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Original Manuscript: December 21, 2005
Revised Manuscript: March 14, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 14, 2006
Published: March 20, 2006

Johannes Courtial, Graeme Whyte, Zdeniek Bouchal, and Jaroslav Wagner, "Iterative algorithms for holographic shaping of non-diffracting and self-imaging light beams," Opt. Express 14, 2108-2116 (2006)

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