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Diffractive beam shaping, tracking and coupling for wave-guided optical waveguides (WOWs)
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Paper Abstract

We have previously proposed and demonstrated the targeted-light delivery capability of wave-guided optical waveguides (WOWs). The full strength of this structure-mediated paradigm can be harnessed by addressing multiple WOWs and manipulating them to work in tandem. We propose the use of diffractive techniques to create multiple focal spots that can be coupled into light manipulated WOWs. This is done by using a spatial light modulator to project the necessary phase to generate the multiple coupling light spots. We incorporate a diffractive setup in our Biophotonics Workstation (BWS) and demonstrate holographic shaping, tracking of light in 3D with the purpose of coupling light in the WOWs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8999, Complex Light and Optical Forces VIII, 89991F (25 February 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2039348
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Mark Villangca, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Andrew Bañas, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Thomas Aabo, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Darwin Palima, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Jesper Glückstad, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8999:
Complex Light and Optical Forces VIII
David L. Andrews; Enrique J. Galvez; Jesper Glückstad, Editor(s)

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