Simulation of Light Diffraction at Pixels of a Spatial Light Modulator
The performance of diffractive optical elements can be affected by several factors. Nowadays, SLMs are often employed as programmable diffractive optical elements. As an example, a Gaussian-to-top-hat diffractive beam shaper is implemented by using a SLM. Due to fabrication limitation, there is always gaps amongst the pixels of a SLM, which may cause undesired diffractions. Such effects are investigated in VirtualLab, and especially, the influence on the final beam shaping results is analyzed.
- Use Case (PDF)pdf13.07.2018
- Use Case and sample files in VirtualLab Fusion (ZIP)zip13.07.2018