Diffraction-based determination of the phase modulation for general spatial light modulators
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2006

We describe a characterization method based on diffraction for obtaining the phase response of spatial light modulators (SLMs), which in general exhibit both amplitude and phase modulation. Compared with the conventional interferometer-based approach, the method is characterized by a simple setup that enables in situ measurements, allows for substantial mechanical vibration, and permits the use of a light source with a fairly low temporal coherence. The phase determination is possible even for a SLM with a full amplitude modulation depth, i.e., even if there are nulls in the amplitude transmission characteristic of the SLM. The method successfully determines phase modulation values in the full 2pi rad range with high accuracy. The experimental work includes comparisons with interferometer measurements as well as a SLM characterization with a light-emitting diode (LED).

Spatial light modulators

Phase modulation

Phase measurement

Diffraction gratings

Phase retrieval

Författare

David Engström

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Fotonik

Gabriel Milewski

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Fotonik

Jörgen Bengtsson

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Fotonik

Sheila Galt

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Fotonik

Applied Optics

1539-4522 (ISSN)

Vol. 45 28 7195-7204

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