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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 4 — Feb. 14, 2011
  • pp: 3434–3439

High-resolution computer-generated reflection holograms with three-dimensional effects written directly on a silicon surface by a femtosecond laser

Kristian J. Wædegaard and Peter Balling  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 3434-3439 (2011)

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An infrared femtosecond laser has been used to write computer-generated holograms directly on a silicon surface. The high resolution offered by short-pulse laser ablation is employed to write highly detailed holograms with resolution up to 111 kpixels/mm2. It is demonstrated how three-dimensional effects can be realized in computer-generated holograms. Three-dimensional effects are visualized as a relative motion between different parts of the holographic reconstruction, when the hologram is moved relative to the reconstructing laser beam. Potential security applications are briefly discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication

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Original Manuscript: December 22, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 27, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 28, 2011
Published: February 7, 2011

Kristian J. Wædegaard and Peter Balling, "High-resolution computer-generated reflection holograms with three-dimensional effects written directly on a silicon surface by a femtosecond laser," Opt. Express 19, 3434-3439 (2011)

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