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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1411–1413

Universal generation of higher-order multiringed Laguerre–Gaussian beams by using a spatial light modulator

Yoshiyuki Ohtake, Taro Ando, Norihiro Fukuchi, Naoya Matsumoto, Haruyasu Ito , and Tsutomu Hara  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 11, pp. 1411-1413 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001411


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Abstract

Laguerre–Gaussian (LG) beams of various higher-order radial modes are generated by using a reflective phase-only liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS) spatial light modulator (SLM). Because of the LCOS SLM’s phase-modulation characteristic of a wide spatial bandwidth, a phase modulation scheme effectively generates higher-order LG beams of up to the fifth-order radial mode. We also perform correlation analyses between the observed and the theoretical two-dimensional mode profiles to universally obtain correlation coefficients of more than 0.946, which suggest mode generations of high quality.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(100.5090) Image processing : Phase-only filters
(120.5060) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase modulation
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: January 18, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 8, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 9, 2007
Published: April 27, 2007

Citation
Yoshiyuki Ohtake, Taro Ando, Norihiro Fukuchi, Naoya Matsumoto, Haruyasu Ito, and Tsutomu Hara, "Universal generation of higher-order multiringed Laguerre-Gaussian beams by using a spatial light modulator," Opt. Lett. 32, 1411-1413 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-11-1411


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