Inherent apodization of lenses encoded on liquid-crystal spatial light modulators

María J. Yzuel, Juan Campos, Andrés Márquez, Juan C. Escalera, Jeffrey A. Davis, Claudio Iemmi, Silvia Ledesma

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Focusing diffractive optical elements encoded in liquid-crystal spatial light modulators yields an inherent equivalent apodization of the focused spot as a result of the pixelated nature of these devices and the finite extent of each pixel. We present a theoretical explanation for and experimental evidence of this effect. We demonstrate an experimental procedure for measuring the apodization and a method to compensate for this effect. © 2000 Optical Society of America.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6034-6039
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number32
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2000


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