Author(s): Jonathan Leach, Kurt Wulff, Gavin Sinclair, Pamela Jordan, Johannes Courtial, Laura Thomson, Graham Gibson, Kayode Karunwi, Jon Cooper, Zsolt John Laczik, and Miles Padgett

Abstract:

“We have developed software with an interactive user interface that can be used to generate phase holograms for use with spatial light modulators. The program utilizes different hologram design techniques, allowing the user to select an appropriate algorithm. The program can be used to generate multiple beams and can be used for beam steering. We see a major application of the program to be in optical tweezers to control the position, number, and type of optical traps.”

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Publication: Applied Optics (subscription required)

Issue/Year/DOI: Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 5, pp. 897-903
doi:10.1364/AO.45.000897