Abstract

We show that the output from wavefront coding systems depends critically upon the optical imaging system. Our analysis is based on results using nondiffracting accelerated Airy beams. We review the similarities and critical differences between various optical systems and show computational results. We suggest new directions for improving the performance of these wavefront coding masks.

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Bandres, M. A.

Broky, J.

G. A. Siviloglou, J. Broky, A. Dogariu, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Ballistic dynamics of Airy beams,” Opt. Lett. 33(3), 207–209 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Caron, N.

Cathey, W. T.

Cho, H.

Christodoulides, D. N.

Cottrell, D. M.

Davis, J. A.

Dogariu, A.

G. A. Siviloglou, J. Broky, A. Dogariu, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Ballistic dynamics of Airy beams,” Opt. Lett. 33(3), 207–209 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. A. Siviloglou, J. Broky, A. Dogariu, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Observation of accelerating Airy beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(21), 213901 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dowski, E. R.

Gutiérrez-Vega, J. C.

Hong, D.

Kim, M.

Liu, L.

Q. Yang, L. Liu, and J. Sun, “Optimized phase pupil masks for extended depth of field,” Opt. Commun. 272(1), 56–66 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Mathews, S.

McAuley, K. P.

Mintry, M. J.

Mirotznik, M. S.

Mitry, M. J.

Ojeda-Castañeda, J.

Park, K.

Pustai, D.

Ruiz, I.

Sauceda, A.

Sheng, Y.

Sherif, S. S.

Siviloglou, G. A.

Sun, J.

Q. Yang, L. Liu, and J. Sun, “Optimized phase pupil masks for extended depth of field,” Opt. Commun. 272(1), 56–66 (2007).
[CrossRef]

van der Gracht, J.

Yang, Q.

Q. Yang, L. Liu, and J. Sun, “Optimized phase pupil masks for extended depth of field,” Opt. Commun. 272(1), 56–66 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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Q. Yang, L. Liu, and J. Sun, “Optimized phase pupil masks for extended depth of field,” Opt. Commun. 272(1), 56–66 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

G. A. Siviloglou, J. Broky, A. Dogariu, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Observation of accelerating Airy beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(21), 213901 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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M. A. Bandres (personal communication, 2010).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Representative optical systems.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Computer simulated results showing output intensity. The left column uses the optical system of Fig. 1(a) where d 2 = f 1 + f 2 . The center column uses the optical system of Fig. 1(a) where d 2 = f 1 . The right column uses the optical system of Fig. 1(b) where d 1 = d 2 = 2 f . The rows show results at distances of d 3 = { 2000 , 2400 , 2800 , 3200 , 3600 } m m from the image plane of the system.

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x = [ π W 3 / 48 λ f 3 β ] z 2 .
z = 8 λ f 2 β 2 / 3 / W 2 .
x = [ π W 3 48 λ f 3 β ] [ 1 z R ] z 2
R = f 2 2 d 2 f 1 f 2 .

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