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Optical Engineering

Holographic conversion of a Gaussian beam to a near-field uniform beam
Author(s): Carl C. Aleksoff; Kenneth K. Ellis; Bradley D. Neagle
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Paper Abstract

A two-element holographic optical system is described for converting an elliptically shaped Gaussian-profile laser beam into a rectangularly shaped beam that is uniform in amplitude and phase in the nearfield. Theoretical analysis, design considerations, and experimental results are presented for a compact converter system of less than 6 cm in length.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 30(5) doi: 10.1117/12.55833
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 30, Issue 5
Show Author Affiliations
Carl C. Aleksoff
Kenneth K. Ellis, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)
Bradley D. Neagle


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