29 August 2008 An algorithm for designing high-accuracy arbitrary holographic atom traps
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Proceedings Volume 7038, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation V; 70381D (2008); doi: 10.1117/12.797023
Event: NanoScience + Engineering, 2008, San Diego, California, United States
Abstract
We report the realization of a new iterative Fourier-transform algorithm for creating holograms that can diffract light into an arbitrary two-dimensional intensity profile. We show that the predicted intensity distributions are smooth with a fractional error from the target distribution at the percent level. We demonstrate that this new algorithm outperforms the most frequently used alternatives typically by one and two orders of magnitude in accuracy and roughness, respectively. The techniques described in this paper outline a path to creating arbitrary holographic atom traps in which the only remaining hurdle is physical implementation.
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Matthew Pasienski, Brian DeMarco, "An algorithm for designing high-accuracy arbitrary holographic atom traps", Proc. SPIE 7038, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation V, 70381D (29 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.797023; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.797023
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Detection and tracking algorithms

Computer generated holography

Chemical species

Spiral phase plates

Holography

Interference (communication)

Optical design

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