The gerchberg-saxton phase retrieval algorithm and related variations

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This chapter provides a short introduction to the classical Gerchberg-Saxton algorithm and an argument for its convergence. Several interesting variations of the algorithm are presented that are designed for faster and more reliable convergence, reduction of speckle noise, projection of arbitrary polarization state distributions, useful broad-wavelength applications, and multiple-plane diversity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical Holography
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials, Theory and Applications
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780128154670
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Computer-generated holograms
  • Gerchberg-Saxton
  • Multiple-plane diversity
  • Phase diversity
  • Phase retrieval
  • Polarization computer generated hologram

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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