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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1942–1944

Diffractive barcode using grating-dot lines

Sheng Lih Yeh, Shyh Tsong Lin, and Ya Chun Tu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 17, pp. 1942-1944 (2008)

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Bar arrangements used by conventional diffractive barcodes are usually similar to those used by diffusive barcodes. We, however, propose a modified diffractive barcode with bar arrangements different from those used by diffusive barcodes. A modified diffractive barcode pattern is composed of many parallel grating-dot lines. When the grating-dot lines are scanned by a laser beam in sequence, different bright bar arrangements corresponding to different codes appear in sequence.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(070.4560) Fourier optics and signal processing : Data processing by optical means
(090.1970) Holography : Diffractive optics

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: June 6, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 22, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 24, 2008
Published: August 20, 2008

Sheng Lih Yeh, Shyh Tsong Lin, and Ya Chun Tu, "Diffractive barcode using grating-dot lines," Opt. Lett. 33, 1942-1944 (2008)

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