An algorithm for designing high-accuracy, arbitrary holographic atom traps

Matthew Pasienski, Brian DeMarco

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Abstract

We report the realization of a new iterative Fourier-transform algorithm for creating holograms that can diffract light into an arbitrary two-dimensional intensity profile. We show that the predicted intensity distributions are smooth with a fractional error from the target distribution at the percent level. We demonstrate that this new algorithm outperforms the most frequently used alternatives typically by one and two orders of magnitude in accuracy and roughness, respectively. The techniques described in this paper outline a path to creating arbitrary holographic atom traps in which the only remaining hurdle is physical implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation V
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 21 2008
EventOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation V - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 10 2008Aug 13 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7038
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation V
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/10/088/13/08

Keywords

  • Atom trapping
  • Holography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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