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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 5 — Mar. 7, 2005
  • pp: 1384–1394

Dynamically reconfigurable optical lattices

Peter John Rodrigo, Vincent Ricardo Daria, and Jesper Glückstad  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 5, pp. 1384-1394 (2005)

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We present a theoretical framework for two approaches of generating light-efficient optical lattices via a generic Fourier-filtering operation. We demonstrate how lattice geometry can be dynamically changed from fully discrete to interconnected optical arrays conveniently achieved with virtually zero computational resources. Both approaches apply a real-time reconfigurable phase-only spatial light modulator to set up dynamic input phase patterns for a 4-f spatial filtering system that synthesizes the optical lattices. The first method is based on lossless phase-only Fourier-filtering; the second, on amplitude-only Fourier-filtering. We show numerically generated optical lattices rendered by both schemes and quantify the strength of the light throughput that can be achieved by each filtering alternative.

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OCIS Codes
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

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Original Manuscript: January 10, 2005
Revised Manuscript: February 17, 2005
Published: March 7, 2005

Peter Rodrigo, Vincent Daria, and Jesper Glückstad, "Dynamically reconfigurable optical lattices," Opt. Express 13, 1384-1394 (2005)

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