We present an analytical solution for the phase introduced by a phase-only spatial light modulator to generate far-field phase and amplitude distributions within a domain of interest. The solution is demonstrated experimentally and shown to enable excellent control of the far-field amplitude and phase.
© 2014 Optical Society of America
Fourier Optics and Signal Processing
Original Manuscript: January 10, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 2, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 5, 2014
Published: March 31, 2014
Lewis Z. Liu, Kevin O’Keeffe, David T. Lloyd, and Simon M. Hooker, "General analytic solution for far-field phase and amplitude control, with a phase-only spatial light modulator," Opt. Lett. 39, 2137-2140 (2014)