Polarization synthesis by computer-generated holography using orthogonally polarized and correlated speckle patterns

H. Noble, E. Ford, W. Dallas, Russell A Chipman, I. Matsubara, Y. Unno, Stephen C Mcclain, P. Khulbe, D. Hansen, Thomas D Milster

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An interlaced polarization computer-generated hologram [PCGH] is designed to produce specific irradiance and polarization states in the image plane. The PCGH produces a tangentially polarized annular pattern with correlated speckle, which is achieved by a novel application of the diffuser optimization method. Alternating columns of orthogonal linear polarizations illuminate an interlaced PCGH, producing a ratio of polarization of 88% measured on a fabricated sample. The demonstrated technique can be applied to designs for arbitrary irradiance and polarization states in the image plane.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3423-3425
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - Oct 15 2010


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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