We describe Talbot array illuminators that generate, at fractions of the Talbot distance, arrays of bright spots with optimum compression ratio. We compare the performance of these Talbot array illuminators with that of an array of parabolic lenses.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 27, 1995
Published: February 15, 1996
Víctor Arrizón, E. López-Olazagasti, and A. Serrano-Heredia, "Talbot array illuminators with optimum compression ratio," Opt. Lett. 21, 233-235 (1996)