Programmable multiport optical circuits in opaque scattering materials

Simon R. Huisman, Thomas J. Huisman, Tom A.W. Wolterink, Allard P. Mosk, Pepijn W.H. Pinkse

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We propose and experimentally verify a method to program the effective transmission matrix of general multiport linear optical circuits in random multiple-scattering materials by phase modulation of incident wavefronts. We demonstrate the power of our method by programming linear optical circuits in white paint layers with 2 inputs and 2 outputs, and 2 inputs and 3 outputs. Using interferometric techniques we verify our ability to program any desired phase relation between the outputs. The method works in a deterministic manner and can be directly applied to existing wavefront-shaping setups without the need of measuring a transmission matrix or to rely on sensitive interference measurements.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3102-3116
JournalOptics express
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2015


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