A polarization-selective computer-generated hologram fabricated upon a single substrate of birefringent YVO4 crystal is demonstrated. Rigorous couple-wave analysis was used to model the element. The experimentally measured first diffraction order showed a close-to-theoretically predicted diffraction efficiency of 39%. The polarization contrast ratio was measured to be 33:1.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 2, 1995
Published: April 1, 1996
Fan Xu, Joseph E. Ford, Rong-Chung Tyan, and Yeshayahu Fainman, "Single-substrate birefringent computer-generated holograms," Opt. Lett. 21, 516-518 (1996)