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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1740–1743

Encoding complex fields by using a phase-only optical element

Omel Mendoza-Yero, Gladys Mínguez-Vega, and Jesús Lancis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 7, pp. 1740-1743 (2014)

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We show that the amplitude and phase information from a two-dimensional complex field can be synthesized from a phase-only optical element with micrometric resolution. The principle of the method is based on the combination of two spatially sampled phase elements by using a low-pass filter at the Fourier plane of a 4f optical system. The proposed encoding technique was theoretically demonstrated, as well as experimentally validated with the help of a phase-only spatial light modulator for phase encoding, a conventional CMOS camera to measure the amplitude of the complex field, and a Shack–Hartmann wavefront sensor to determine its phase.

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OCIS Codes
(100.5090) Image processing : Phase-only filters
(120.5060) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase modulation
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: December 20, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 14, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 16, 2014
Published: March 19, 2014

Omel Mendoza-Yero, Gladys Mínguez-Vega, and Jesús Lancis, "Encoding complex fields by using a phase-only optical element," Opt. Lett. 39, 1740-1743 (2014)

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