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Diffractive wavefront control with a continuous reflective surface
Author(s): Justin D. Mansell
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Paper Abstract

Diffractive wavefront control has been demonstrated as a viable technique for high-dynamic-range laser wavefront control. Unfortunately, most conventional programmable diffractive elements, like liquid crystals and segmented mirror arrays, damage when illuminated with high-power laser light. Continuous reflective surfaces coated with multi-layer dielectric stacks have demonstrated high damage thresholds, but are not typically thought of as good diffractive wavefront control elements because of the inability to gneerate rapid spatial phase changes. In this paper, the investigation of a continuous reflective surface as a diffractive wavefront control element is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 November 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4825, High-Resolution Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications IV, (6 November 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.453506
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Justin D. Mansell, Intellite, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4825:
High-Resolution Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications IV
John D. Gonglewski; Mikhail A. Vorontsov; Mark T. Gruneisen; Sergio R. Restaino; Robert K. Tyson, Editor(s)

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