Abstract

We demonstrate a full-range complex and transmissive spatial light modulator (SLM) for simultaneous and independent amplitude and phase modulation of an input wave field. Arbitrary scalar complex optical fields are generated by stacking a pixelated liquid crystal display operating in phase-only (2π) modulation with passive polarization-sensitive components. The principle is based on optical combining the light fields of two neighboring phase-only modulating pixels, which were made orthogonally polarized by a structured half-wave plate, then passing through a birefringent plate to laterally shift one of the beams collinear to the other, and finally bringing to interference by a linear polarizer. Complex modulation by the proposed SLM is experimentally verified in monochrome green operation.

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J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

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J. Soc. Inf. Disp. (1)

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Other (5)

K. Iizuka, Elements of Photonics (Wiley, 2002), Vol. I.

S. Reichelt, R. Häussler, N. Leister, G. Fütterer, and A. Schwerdtner, in Proceedings of the 21st Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (IEEE, 2008), p. 194.

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P. Yeh and C. Gu, Optics of Liquid Crystal Displays, 2nd ed. (Wiley, 2010).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Optical architecture of the complex-modulating transmissive SLM sandwich.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Experimental results of calibration. (a) Phase modulation of the base phase SLM, as interferometrically visualized. (b) Amplitude modulation of the compound complex SLM, seen as intensity distribution when 2D images are displayed on the SLM plane.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

SeeReal reconstruction geometry. When the hologram (SLM) is illuminated by collimated coherent light (L1+), the 3D scene is reconstructed in the frustum formed by the field lens (L2+).

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Photographs of monochrome holographic reconstructions taken with a digital SLR camera with focus (a) at foreground, z=+100mm (F) and (b) at background, z=100mm (B).

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H=Aexp(iΦ)=12exp[i(Φ+ψ])+12exp[i(Φψ]),
JP1=JL+45P·JPSC·JsHWP1·JLC1=12(1111)(eiφe00eiφo)(1001)(100eiϕ1(V)),
JP2=JL+45P·JPSC·JsHWP2·JLC2=12(1111)(eiφe00eiφo)(0ii0)(100eiϕ2(V)),

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