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A new kind of phase mask and its properties used in wavefront coding systems
Author(s): Huaiyu Cai; Chao Fang; Liqiang Fan; Zhanhua Huang; Yinxin Zhang
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Paper Abstract

The phase mask plays a key role in wavefront coding systems. In order to find the phase coding device with better performance, a new kind of phase mask - five times phase mask is proposed, based on cubic phase mask in common use, and its coding properties are studied in the paper. First of all, the reason of depressing spherical aberration is analyzed by deriving the asymptotic solution to OTF of the wavefront coding systems with five times phase mask. And then we compare the effects of inhibition of spherical aberration when place the cubic and five times phase mask respectively. Finally, the experimental simulation is done. The results show that on the specific threshold (MTF=0.1) the normalized bandwidth of the system with five times phase mask can be reached 3 times of that with the cubic one; at the same characteristic frequency (u = 0.5), the MTF value is 2 times of that in system with cubic one. Both the MTF consistency in the low frequency region and the PTF consistency in the high frequency region of the system with a five times phase mask are better than those with a cubic one in condition of different spherical aberration. Compared with the cubic phase mask, the five times phase mask performs better in inhibition of spherical aberration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 January 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7156, 2008 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: Optical Systems and Optoelectronic Instruments, 71560I (26 January 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.810786
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Huaiyu Cai, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Chao Fang, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Liqiang Fan, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Zhanhua Huang, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Yinxin Zhang, Tianjin Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7156:
2008 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: Optical Systems and Optoelectronic Instruments
Yunlong Sheng; Yongtian Wang; Lijiang Zeng, Editor(s)

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