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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 4 — Feb. 24, 2014
  • pp: 3968–3982

Spatial cross modulation method using a random diffuser and phase-only spatial light modulator for constructing arbitrary complex fields

Atsushi Shibukawa, Atsushi Okamoto, Masanori Takabayashi, and Akihisa Tomita  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 4, pp. 3968-3982 (2014)

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We propose a spatial cross modulation method using a random diffuser and a phase-only spatial light modulator (SLM), by which arbitrary complex-amplitude fields can be generated with higher spatial resolution and diffraction efficiency than off-axis and double-phase computer-generated holograms. Our method encodes the original complex object as a phase-only diffusion image by scattering the complex object using a random diffuser. In addition, all incoming light to the SLM is consumed for a single diffraction order, making a diffraction efficiency of more than 90% possible. This method can be applied for holographic data storage, three-dimensional displays, and other such applications.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(090.1970) Holography : Diffractive optics
(210.2860) Optical data storage : Holographic and volume memories
(110.7348) Imaging systems : Wavefront encoding

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: December 26, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 7, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 7, 2014
Published: February 12, 2014

Atsushi Shibukawa, Atsushi Okamoto, Masanori Takabayashi, and Akihisa Tomita, "Spatial cross modulation method using a random diffuser and phase-only spatial light modulator for constructing arbitrary complex fields," Opt. Express 22, 3968-3982 (2014)

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