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Pattern-transmitting CO2 laser using arbitrarily shaped coupling-hole mirror
Author(s): Satoshi Tanaka; Heihachi Sato
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Paper Abstract

A pattern transmitting laser is proposed to extract and transmit arbitrarily shaped beams by using coupling-hole mirrors having various shaped holes. This configuration is demonstrated in a slow axial-flow CO2 laser. As simple examples the coupling mirrors with two holes and a donut (or ring)-shaped coupling-hole are fabricated by evaporating gold film on the ZnSe substrate onto which the circular masks or ring-shaped mask for two holes or a ring shaped hole are attached. The oscillation output from the two holes or ring- shaped hole is successfully obtained and the transmission characteristics are investigated. Image transmission is also demonstrated using a lens system composed of two Fourier transform lenses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 August 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4513, Optoelectronic Information Systems and Processing, (8 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.435888
Show Author Affiliations
Satoshi Tanaka, National Defense Academy (Japan)
Heihachi Sato, National Defense Academy (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4513:
Optoelectronic Information Systems and Processing

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