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Phase conversion of lasers with low-loss distributed phase plates
Author(s): Terrance J. Kessler; Ying Lin; J. Joseph Armstrong; Belimar Velazquez
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Paper Abstract

Efficient phase conversion of laser light can be achieved using continuous distributed phase plates (DPPs) for applications in laser-beam shaping and laser-beam smoothing. These DPPs are deep, surface-relief, continuous phase plates that exhibit near-unity energy efficiency, envelope and power spectrum flexibility, and reduced near-field intensity modulation as compared to stepped diffractive optics. Specific DPP designs for inertial-confinement-fusion laser systems, used to irradiate fuel capsules, is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1870, Laser Coherence Control: Technology and Applications, (1 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154474
Show Author Affiliations
Terrance J. Kessler, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Ying Lin, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
J. Joseph Armstrong, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Belimar Velazquez, Univ. of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1870:
Laser Coherence Control: Technology and Applications
Howard T. Powell; Terrance J. Kessler, Editor(s)

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