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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 11 — Jun. 2, 2003
  • pp: 1252–1257

Optimized polarization-selective computer-generated hologram with fewer phase combinations

S. H. Tao, X.-C. Yuan, W. C. Cheong, J. Bu, and V. Kudryashov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 11, pp. 1252-1257 (2003)

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Normally, to incorporate two binary conventional computer-generated holograms (CGHs) into a single polarization-selective computer-generated hologram (PSCGH), the respective pixels of the conventional CGHs will result in 4 different combinations of the phase values. Thus, the 4 phase combinations have to be realized by 4 types of pixel structures in a PSCGH. In this paper, we propose a method to reduce the PSCGH’ s 4 phase combinations to 3 using an optimization approach. The PSCGH’s first-order diffraction efficiency is 30% and the contrast ratio is 28 after the optimization.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: May 6, 2003
Revised Manuscript: May 13, 2003
Published: June 2, 2003

S. H. Tao, X. Yuan, W. Cheong, J. Bu, and V. Kudryashov, "Optimized polarization-selective computer-generated hologram with fewer phase combinations," Opt. Express 11, 1252-1257 (2003)

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