Square-wave retarder for polarization computer-generated holography

H. D. Noble, W. T. Lam, W. Dallas, R. A. Chipman, I. Matsubara, Y. Unno, S. C. McClain, P. Khulbe, D. Hansen, T. D. Milster

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Abstract

An etched calcite square-wave retarder is designed, fabricated, and demonstrated as an illuminator for an interlaced polarization computer-generated hologram (PCGH). The calcite square-wave retarder enables alternating columns of orthogonal linear polarizations to illuminate the interlaced PCGH. Together, these components produce a speckled, tangentially polarized PCGH diffraction pattern with a measured ratio of polarization of 84% and a degree of linear polarization of 0.81. An experimental alignment tolerance analysis is also reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3703-3710
Number of pages8
JournalApplied optics
Volume50
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 10 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Noble, H. D., Lam, W. T., Dallas, W., Chipman, R. A., Matsubara, I., Unno, Y., McClain, S. C., Khulbe, P., Hansen, D., & Milster, T. D. (2011). Square-wave retarder for polarization computer-generated holography. Applied optics, 50(20), 3703-3710. https://doi.org/10.1364/AO.50.003703