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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2006
  • pp: 1441–1443

Embedded birefringent computer-generated holograms fabricated by femtosecond laser pulses

Dimitris G. Papazoglou and Michael J. Loulakis  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 10, pp. 1441-1443 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.001441


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Abstract

Birefringent computer-generated holograms are fabricated in bulk fused silica by tight focusing of infrared femtosecond laser pulses. The polarization properties of the elliptically polarized diffracted light are in excellent agreement with the theoretical model. We experimentally demonstrate that for such birefringent structures the signal-to-noise ratio increases by 9 dB when polarization filtering is used to suppress the undiffracted beam.

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OCIS Codes
(070.4560) Fourier optics and signal processing : Data processing by optical means
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(320.7130) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in condensed matter, including semiconductors

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 4, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 3, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 6, 2006

Citation
Dimitris G. Papazoglou and Michael J. Loulakis, "Embedded birefringent computer-generated holograms fabricated by femtosecond laser pulses," Opt. Lett. 31, 1441-1443 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-10-1441


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