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Some applications of binary Diffractive Optical Elements
Author(s): K. Aït-Ameur; N. Passilly; M. Fromager; E. Cagniot
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Paper Abstract

We consider the promising properties of very simple Diffractive Optical Elements (DOE) for reshaping the intensity profile of a laser beam. The first type of DOE that we have considered is a phase aperture which consists in a transparent plate with a circular relief introducing a π phase shift in the central region of the incident beam. The phase aperture is able to convert a Gaussian beam into a super-Gaussian, a ring-shaped or a doughnut profile. The second DOE that has been considered is a phase step which is able to transform a TEM00 beam into a TEM10 or TEM01 beam depending on its orientation. These beams have been used to generate radial polarization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 August 2009
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 7430, Laser Beam Shaping X, 74300P (24 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.828143
Show Author Affiliations
K. Aït-Ameur, Ctr. de Recherche sur les Ions (France)
N. Passilly, Institut FEMTO-ST (France)
M. Fromager, Ctr. de Recherche sur les Ions (France)
E. Cagniot, Ctr. de Recherche sur les Ions (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7430:
Laser Beam Shaping X
Andrew Forbes; Todd E. Lizotte, Editor(s)

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