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Optimal use of the restricted number of pixels of a spatial light modulator in information processing
Author(s): Frank Wyrowski; Stephan Teiwes; Heiko Schwarzer
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Paper Abstract

The implementation of paraxial diffractive elements with complex transfer functions is a difficult problem since current technologies impose restrictions to certain modulation domains. In optical information processing, addressable spatial light modulators are already used to implement diffractive elements. The spatial resolution of such modulators is strongly limited. Moreover, they are restricted to a certain modulation domain. In this paper, we examine how to make optimal use of the available space-bandwidth product of an SLM to realize optical functions on the basis of encoding methods in diffractive optics. Theoretical considerations are documented by an example, where a classical matched filter is encoded into a diffractive phase element.

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Date Published: 20 April 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2404, Diffractive and Holographic Optics Technology II, (20 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.207460
Show Author Affiliations
Frank Wyrowski, Berlin Institute of Optics (Germany)
Stephan Teiwes, Univ. of Karlsruhe (Germany)
Heiko Schwarzer, Univ. of Karlsruhe (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2404:
Diffractive and Holographic Optics Technology II
Ivan Cindrich; Sing H. Lee, Editor(s)

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