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Medical and industrial laser beam shaping by diffractive optical elements
Author(s): Russell W. Gruhlke; Larry Giammona; Charles Langhorn; Kurt J. Kanzler; Joseph Kedmi
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Paper Abstract

Diffractive optical elements can be designed to shape and, hence, optimize a laser beam intensity distribution for a specific application. The elimination of spherical and chromatic aberration in CO2 industrial and medical diffractive focusing elements, respectively, is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1870, Laser Coherence Control: Technology and Applications, (1 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154477
Show Author Affiliations
Russell W. Gruhlke, Coherent Optics Div. (United States)
Larry Giammona, Coherent Optics Div. (United States)
Charles Langhorn, Coherent Optics Div. (United States)
Kurt J. Kanzler, Coherent Optics Div. (United States)
Joseph Kedmi, Holo-Or Ltd. (Israel)


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

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