Share Email Print

Proceedings Paper

Phase aperture: a new laser component?
Author(s): Kamel Ait-Ameur; M. Fromager
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

We present the promising single- and multi-pass properties of a very simple Diffractive Optical Element which is a phase aperture. The latter is a two-level transparent phase-plate with a phase discontinuity of magnitude π. In the single-pass case the phase aperture can be used for laser beam tailoring. It is able to convert a Gaussian beam into a super-Gaussian, a ring-shaped or a doughnut profile, and an elliptic into a circular beam. In the multi-pass case the phase aperture is inserted inside an optical laser cavity in order to enhance some of its properties: transverse mode discrimination and fundamental mode volume.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5036, Photonics, Devices, and Systems II, (8 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.498461
Show Author Affiliations
Kamel Ait-Ameur, CIRIL-ISMRA (France)
M. Fromager, CIRIL-ISMRA (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5036:
Photonics, Devices, and Systems II
Miroslav Hrabovsky; Dagmar Senderakova; Pavel Tomanek, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top