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Optical Engineering

Polarizing computer-generated holograms
Author(s): Jens Hossfeld; Dorit Columbus; Hartmut Sprave; Theo T. Tschudi; Wolfgang Dultz
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Paper Abstract

Polarizing computer-generated holograms (PCGH) may be useful combining different optical functions such as polarizing, imaging, beam shaping, and beamsplitting in one element. We propose the fabrication of PCGHs based on microstructuring of polarizing or birefringent materials. A simple and useful method of production of binary and grayscale-amplitude PCGHs by laser beam bleaching of polarization foil is shown. Experimental results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 32(8) doi: 10.1117/12.143304
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 32, Issue 8
Show Author Affiliations
Jens Hossfeld, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (Germany)
Dorit Columbus, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (Germany)
Hartmut Sprave, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (Germany)
Theo T. Tschudi, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (Germany)
Wolfgang Dultz, Forschungsinstitut der Deutsche Bundespost Telekom (Germany)


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