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Optical Engineering

Iterative design of multiplane holograms: experiments and applications
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 46(4) 045802 doi: 10.1117/1.2727379
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 46, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Michal Makowski, Politechnika Warszawska (Poland)
Maciej Sypek, Politechnika Warszawska (Poland)
Andrzej Kolodziejczyk
Grzegorz Mikula, Politechnika Warszawska (Poland)
Jaroslaw Suszek, Politechnika Warszawska (Poland)

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