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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3540–3542

Self-healing optical pillar array

Rui Cao, Yi Hua, Changjun Min, Siwei Zhu, and X.-C. Yuan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 17, pp. 3540-3542 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.003540


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Abstract

We generate and investigate a self-healing pillar array with a specific phase function comprised of four engineered cubic phase plates with encoded amplitude and phase. This array shows an enhanced self-healing effect at arbitrary obstructed positions in transverse as well as longitudinal locations along propagation where its symmetrical pattern with uniform intensity distribution can be maintained. The transverse power flow in terms of Poynting vector is studied for better interpretation of the self-healing property.

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OCIS Codes
(070.4790) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spectrum analysis
(140.3290) Lasers and laser optics : Laser arrays
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation
(070.6120) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial light modulators

ToC Category:
Propagation

History
Original Manuscript: May 14, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 23, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 23, 2012
Published: August 22, 2012

Citation
Rui Cao, Yi Hua, Changjun Min, Siwei Zhu, and X.-C. Yuan, "Self-healing optical pillar array," Opt. Lett. 37, 3540-3542 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-17-3540


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