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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 7, Iss. 12 — Dec. 4, 2000
  • pp: 403–416

Enumeration of illumination and scanning modes from real-time spatial light modulators

Li Ge, Markus Duelli, and Robert W. Cohn  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 7, Issue 12, pp. 403-416 (2000)

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Using a phase-only spatial light modulator (SLM) in a Fourier transform setup together with fast diffractive optics design algorithms provides a way to automatically generate complex and rapidly changing laser illumination patterns in the far-field. We propose a hierarchical software structure for the adaptive, on-line design of far-field illumination patterns. Using the on-line design system together with camera feedback of the illuminated scene would make it possible to detect and actively laser designate multiple objects in parallel. Possibilities for multispot, arbitrary trajectory scanning and also broad-area speckle-reduced illumination are demonstrated with experimentally measured diffraction pattern sequences from a 120×128 pixel phase-only SLM.

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OCIS Codes
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(090.1970) Holography : Diffractive optics
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

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Original Manuscript: October 17, 2000
Published: December 4, 2000

Li Ge, Markus Duelli, and Robert Cohn, "Enumeration of illumination and scanning modes from real-time spatial light modulators," Opt. Express 7, 403-416 (2000)

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