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An optical system design that converts a Gaussian to a flattop annular beam
Author(s): Chaochen Li; Tengfei Wu; Yu Wang
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Paper Abstract

Flattop annular beam has been predicted with good character over an increasing application, but the generating of flattop annular beam is rarely mentioned by academic article. In our paper, an optical refractive system, which is designed to achieve flattop annular beam, are proposed. The cone prism is commonly used to get an annular beam, however, the beam intensity distribution is non-uniform. In our design, an additional aspheric lens is placed in front of the cone prism along the optical axis. The lens parameters are theoretically analyzed and well optimized to homogenize the optical field. Furthermore, to lower the requirement of machining accuracy, a pair of aspheric lenses is also designed, which can be used independently to generate flattop annular beam. It combines the function of cone prism and aspheric lens, so as to replace them both. The performance of the implementations has been demonstrated in detail. Simulation result shows that the proposed design is effective and feasible. It is hope that our work would be helpful in related fields. Flattop annular beam, Aspheric lens, Cone prism

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9676, AOPC 2015: Optical Design and Manufacturing Technologies, 967614 (15 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2202743
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Chaochen Li, Changcheng Institute of Metrology & Measurement (China)
Tengfei Wu, Changcheng Institute of Metrology & Measurement (China)
Yu Wang, Changcheng Institute of Metrology & Measurement (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9676:
AOPC 2015: Optical Design and Manufacturing Technologies
Lin Li; Kevin P. Thompson; Ligong Zheng, Editor(s)

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