18 December 2012 A digital holography technique for generating beams with arbitrary polarization and shape
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Proceedings Volume 8550, Optical Systems Design 2012; 85503Q (2012); doi: 10.1117/12.979926
Event: SPIE Optical Systems Design, 2012, Barcelona, Spain
Abstract
A method for generating beams with arbitrary polarization and shape is proposed. Our design requires the use of a Mach-Zehnder set-up combined with translucent liquid crystal displays in each arm of the interferometer; in this way, independent manipulation of each transverse beam components is possible. The target of this communication is to develop a numerical procedure for calculating the holograms required for dynamically encode any amplitude value and polarization state in each point of the wavefront. Several examples demonstrating the capabilities of the method are provided.
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David Maluenda, Ignasi Juvells, Rosario Martínez-Herrero, Artur Carnicer, "A digital holography technique for generating beams with arbitrary polarization and shape", Proc. SPIE 8550, Optical Systems Design 2012, 85503Q (18 December 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.979926; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.979926
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Polarization

Holograms

Beam shaping

Modulation

Phase shift keying

Spatial light modulators

Beam splitters

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