Optimally tuned spatial light modulators for digital holography

Author(s): Christian Kohler, Xavier Schwab, and Wolfgang Osten


“Digital holography and comparative digital holography are applications that require computer-addressable modulators for the optical reconstruction of digital holograms. The quality of the reconstructed holograms depends on the modulator’s properties. Therefore a characterization of the modulators is required. We show the result of a modulator characterization and the modulator’s influence on the quality of the reconstructed hologram. We then compare qualitatively and quantitatively the optical reconstruction of phase and amplitude holograms by considering their level of detail and their diffraction efficiency.”

Link to Publications Page

Publication: Applied Optics
Issue/Year: Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 5, pp. 960-967 (2006)
DOI: 10.1364/AO.45.000960