Abstract

We have developed a phase optimization method of a quantized kinoform by a genetic algorithm. Because the genetic algorithm inherently deals with discrete values, the quantized phase of the kinoform can be easily estimated. The two-dimensional Fourier kinoform can utilize effectively the periodicity of the discrete Fourier transform in the genetic algorithm. This condition enables us to perform the crossover process that is one of the processes in genetic algorithm without a spatial bandwidth of the kinoform. The optimization has been performed successfully in computer simulation. The optically reconstructed image agrees well with the theoretical one.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

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