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An achromatic refractive laser beam reshaper
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Paper Abstract

Methods will be described for achromatizing a previously described highly efficient refractive laser beam reshaper which allow a propagating, collimated, diffraction limited flat-top laser beam to be generated over a 200 nm spectral interval. Although the beam reshaper utilizes two aspheric lenses, the achromatizers detailed in this paper use only conventional spherical refracting elements. This allows a practical and cost effective path to upgrade such a beam reshaper to broad wavelength operation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5175, Laser Beam Shaping IV, (3 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.511304
Show Author Affiliations
C. Michael Jefferson, IBM Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)
John A. Hoffnagle, IBM Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5175:
Laser Beam Shaping IV
Fred M. Dickey; David L. Shealy, Editor(s)

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