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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 7 — Mar. 28, 2011
  • pp: 6064–6077

Characterization of holographically generated beams via phase retrieval based on Wigner distribution projections

José A. Rodrigo, Tatiana Alieva, Alejandro Cámara, Ó. Martínez-Matos, Pavel Cheben, and María L. Calvo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 7, pp. 6064-6077 (2011)

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In this work, we propose a robust and versatile approach for the characterization of the complex field amplitude of holographically generated coherent-scalar paraxial beams. For this purpose we apply an iterative algorithm that allows recovering the phase of the generated beam from the measurement of its Wigner distribution projections. Its performance is analyzed for beams of different symmetry: Laguerre-Gaussian, Hermite-Gaussian and spiral ones, which are obtained experimentally by a computer generated hologram (CGH) implemented on a programmable spatial light modulator (SLM). Using the same method we also study the quality of their holographic recording on a highly efficient photopolymerizable glass. The proposed approach is useful for the creation of adaptive CGH that takes into account the peculiarities of the SLM, as well as for the quality control of the holographic data storage.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(070.2590) Fourier optics and signal processing : ABCD transforms
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping

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Original Manuscript: December 22, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 20, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 23, 2011
Published: March 17, 2011

José A. Rodrigo, Tatiana Alieva, Alejandro Cámara, Ó. Martínez-Matos, Pavel Cheben, and María L. Calvo, "Characterization of holographically generated beams via phase retrieval based on Wigner distribution projections," Opt. Express 19, 6064-6077 (2011)

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