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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 18 — Aug. 29, 2011
  • pp: 17121–17126

Effects of aliasing on the fidelity of a two dimensional array of foci generated with a kinoform

D. R. Burnham, T. Schneider, and D. T. Chiu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 18, pp. 17121-17126 (2011)

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This paper investigates, through simulation and experiment, the behavior of two dimensional foci arrays generated via phase-only holography where an iterative algorithm was used to produce the kinoforms. Specifically, we studied how aliasing of the signal on a spatial light modulator affects the quality of the foci array as the density and size of the array are varied. This study provides a reference for applications where it is important to understand how the fidelity and overall quality of the foci array changes as the number of foci increases and as the spacing between foci decreases.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography
(070.6120) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial light modulators

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Original Manuscript: May 31, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 3, 2011
Published: August 17, 2011

D. R. Burnham, T. Schneider, and D. T. Chiu, "Effects of aliasing on the fidelity of a two dimensional array of foci generated with a kinoform," Opt. Express 19, 17121-17126 (2011)

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