29 August 2008 An algorithm for designing high-accuracy arbitrary holographic atom traps
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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, Matthew Pasienski, Brian DeMarco, 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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