An interlaced polarization computer-generated hologram (PCGH) is designed to produce specific irradiance and polarization states in the image plane. The PCGH produces a tangentially polarized annular pattern with correlated speckle, which is achieved by a novel application of the diffuser optimization method. Alternating columns of orthogonal linear polarizations illuminate an interlaced PCGH, producing a ratio of polarization of 88% mea sured on a fabricated sample. The demonstrated technique can be applied to designs for arbitrary irradiance and polarization states in the image plane.
© 2010 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 6, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 10, 2010
Published: October 12, 2010
H. Noble, E. Ford, W. Dallas, R. A. Chipman, I. Matsubara, Y. Unno, S. McClain, P. Khulbe, D. Hansen, and T. D. Milster, "Polarization synthesis by computer-generated holography using orthogonally polarized and correlated speckle patterns," Opt. Lett. 35, 3423-3425 (2010)