Reconstruction of two-dimensional complex amplitudes from intensity measurements

Liu, Xiyuan ; Brenner, Karl-Heinz

Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2003
The title of a journal, publication series: Optics Communications
Volume: 225
Issue number: 1/3
Page range: 19-30
Place of publication: Amsterdam [u.a.]
Publishing house: Elsevier
ISSN: 0030-4018
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Business Informatics and Mathematics > Optoelektronik (Brenner 1999-2008)
Subject: 004 Computer science, internet
Abstract: The amplitude and phase recovery of optical fields with tomographic methods employing Wigner- or Ambiguity functions (WD/AF) has been demonstrated extensively for the case of one-dimensional functions. For two-dimensional light distributions, the associated WD/AF is four-dimensional, posing several problems. In this paper we introduce a new concept, which allows to reconstruct arbitrary two-dimensional distributions using only one-dimensional measurements. We reconstruct one dimension (y) of the complesx light source for each position of the x-dimension. To this end, we realized a one-dimensional propagation operator. The corresponding optical setup for measurement is shown and experimental results are presented.

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