Comparative simulations of Fresnel holography methods for atomic waveguides

@article{Henderson2016ComparativeSO,
  title={Comparative simulations of Fresnel holography methods for atomic waveguides},
  author={Victoria A. Henderson and Paul F. Griffin and Erling Riis and Aidan S. Arnold},
  journal={New Journal of Physics},
  year={2016},
  volume={18}
}
We have simulated the optical properties of micro-fabricated Fresnel zone plates (FZPs) as an alternative to spatial light modulators for producing non-trivial light potentials to trap atoms within a lensless Fresnel arrangement. We show that binary (1 bit) FZPs with wavelength (1 μm) spatial resolution consistently outperform kinoforms of spatial and phase resolution comparable to commercial SLMs in root mean square error comparisons, with FZP kinoforms demonstrating increasing improvement for… 

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