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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2012
  • pp: 4227–4229

Generalized phase diffraction gratings with tailored intensity

Jorge Albero, Ignacio Moreno, Jeffrey A. Davis, Don M. Cottrell, and David Sand  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 20, pp. 4227-4229 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004227


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Abstract

We report the generation of continuous phase masks designed to generate a set of target diffraction orders with defined relative intensity weights. We apply a previously reported analytic calculation that requires resolving a single equation with a set of parameters defining the target diffraction orders. Then the same phase map is extended to other phase patterns such as vortex generating/sensing gratings. Results are demonstrated experimentally with a parallel-aligned spatial light modulator.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: June 8, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 29, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 12, 2012
Published: October 5, 2012

Citation
Jorge Albero, Ignacio Moreno, Jeffrey A. Davis, Don M. Cottrell, and David Sand, "Generalized phase diffraction gratings with tailored intensity," Opt. Lett. 37, 4227-4229 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-20-4227

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