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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 10 — May. 19, 2014
  • pp: 11918–11929

Digital phase conjugate mirror by parallel arrangement of two phase-only spatial light modulators

Atsushi Shibukawa, Atsushi Okamoto, Yuta Goto, Satoshi Honma, and Akihisa Tomita  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 10, pp. 11918-11929 (2014)

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In a conventional digital phase conjugation system, only the phase of an input light is time-reversed. This deteriorates phase conjugation fidelity and restricts application fields to specific cases only when the input light has uniformly-distributed scattered wavefront. To overcome these difficulties, we present a digital phase conjugate mirror based on parallel alignment of two phase-only spatial light modulators (SLMs), in which both amplitude and phase of the input light can be time-reversed. Experimental result showed that, in the phase conjugation through a holographic diffuser with diffusion angle of 0.5 degree, background noises decrease to 65% by our digital phase conjugation mirror.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5040) Nonlinear optics : Phase conjugation
(110.0113) Imaging systems : Imaging through turbid media
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography
(070.6120) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial light modulators

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: April 4, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 2, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 3, 2014
Published: May 8, 2014

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Atsushi Shibukawa, Atsushi Okamoto, Yuta Goto, Satoshi Honma, and Akihisa Tomita, "Digital phase conjugate mirror by parallel arrangement of two phase-only spatial light modulators," Opt. Express 22, 11918-11929 (2014)

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