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Frozen waves: experimental generation

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Author(s):
Vieira, Tarcio A. [1] ; Gesualdi, Marcos R. R. [1] ; Zamboni-Rached, Michel [2]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed ABC, BR-09210170 Santo Andre, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas, Fac Engn Eletr, Dept Microndas & Opt, Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: OPTICS LETTERS; v. 37, n. 11, p. 2034-2036, JUN 1 2012.
Web of Science Citations: 43
Abstract

Frozen waves (FWs) are very interesting particular cases of nondiffracting beams whose envelopes are static and whose longitudinal intensity patterns can be chosen a priori. We present here for the first time (that we know of) the experimental generation of FWs. The experimental realization of these FWs was obtained using a holographic setup for the optical reconstruction of computer generated holograms (CGH), based on a 4-f Fourier filtering system and a nematic liquid crystal spatial light modulator (LC-SLM), where FW CGHs were first computationally implemented, and later electronically implemented, on the LC-SLM for optical reconstruction. The experimental results are in agreement with the corresponding theoretical analytical solutions and hold excellent prospects for implementation in scientific and technological applications. (C) 2012 Optical Society of America (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/11429-2 - Photorefractive Non Linear Optics Techniques Applied in Generation, Control and Analysis of the Wave Optics
Grantee:Marcos Roberto da Rocha Gesualdi
Support type: Regular Research Grants