Abstract

This paper reports the findings from an experimental evaluation of speckle suppression efficiency using a method based on a moving 2D Barker code diffractive optical element (DOE). The optical setup and the optical scheme parameters of the method are presented. A speckle contrast of 4.45.3% and speckle suppression coefficient (coefficient of speckle contrast reduction) of k>8 was obtained in experiments. However, the experimentally obtained speckle suppression coefficient was approximately 1.5 times smaller than the theoretical prediction. It is speculated that the discrepancy between the theoretical and the experimental data is due to an inexact match between the optical setup and the optimal optical parameters of the method. Analysis of the experimental data revealed that once the optical scheme is optimized, it will be possible to obtain a speckle suppression that is closer to the theoretical prediction.

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