Holography

Iterative design of multiplane holograms: experiments and applications

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Michał Makowski

Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Physics, 75 Koszykowa Street, 00-662 Warsaw, Poland

Maciej Sypek

Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Physics, 75 Koszykowa Street, 00-662 Warsaw, Poland

Andrzej Kolodziejczyk

Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Physics, 75 Koszykowa Street, 00-662 Warsaw, Poland

Grzegorz Mikuła

Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Physics, 75 Koszykowa Street, 00-662 Warsaw, Poland

Jarosław Suszek

Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Physics, 75 Koszykowa Street, 00-662 Warsaw, Poland

Opt. Eng. 46(4), 045802 (April 16, 2007). doi:10.1117/1.2727379
History: Received July 27, 2006; Revised September 22, 2006; Accepted October 02, 2006; Published April 16, 2007
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We present an experimental confirmation of optical properties of multiplane holograms designed with our novel iterative method. The method allows encoding many input intensity distributions into a single phase-only hologram. The object planes can be placed at variable distances, and their content is fully customizable. The reconstructed three-dimensional (3D) scenes exhibit high contrast and low noise level in all designed image planes. The results of numerical simulations are compared with those of a reconstruction in an optical setup. Holograms for optical reconstructions were manufactured using two methods: photographic and electron beam lithography (EBL). Experimental results achieved with both methods are compared. We present our research on a new class of iterative holograms, containing up to eleven object planes, designed in close distance to each other. The elements exhibit unusual light focusing possibilities and extraordinary imaging properties, thus introducing a number of possible practical applications, which are discussed.

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Michał Makowski ; Maciej Sypek ; Andrzej Kolodziejczyk ; Grzegorz Mikuła and Jarosław Suszek
"Iterative design of multiplane holograms: experiments and applications", Opt. Eng. 46(4), 045802 (April 16, 2007). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2727379


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