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Laser beam characterization by means of diffractive optical correlation filters
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Paper Abstract

Analyzing of amplitude-phase characteristics of laser beam is topical in experimental physics and in a great number of laser applications, such as, for example, laser material treatment. The task of analyzing the amplitude-phase beam structure may be treated as that of analyzing the modal composition, if this is thought of as both analyzing individual modal powers and intermode phase shifts. In this paper the problem is tackled using a special diffractive optical element (DOE), called MODAN, matched to a group of laser radiation modes and their special combinations. The experimental results reported indicate that such an approach shows promise.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4095, Laser Beam Shaping, (25 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.405266
Show Author Affiliations
Michael Rudolf Duparre, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Vladimir S. Pavelyev, Image Processing Systems Institute (Russia)
Victor A. Soifer, Image Processing Systems Institute (Russia)
Barbara Luedge, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4095:
Laser Beam Shaping
Fred M. Dickey; Scott C. Holswade, Editor(s)

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