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Dynamic beam shaping with freeform optics
Author(s): Thomas J. Suleski; Jason A. Shultz; Paul J. Smilie
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Paper Abstract

In this work we construct coherent superpositions of Gaussian and vortex modes which can be described to occupy the complex-plane. We demonstrate how these fields can be experimentally constructed in a digital, controllable manner with a spatial light modulator. Once these fields have been generated we illustrate, with three separate techniques, how the constituent components of these fields can be extracted, namely by measuring the intensity of the field at two adjacent points; performing a modal decomposition and a new digital Stokes measurement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9194, Laser Beam Shaping XV, 91940K (25 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2062986
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Thomas J. Suleski, The Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)
Jason A. Shultz, The Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)
Paul J. Smilie, The Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9194:
Laser Beam Shaping XV
Andrew Forbes; Todd E. Lizotte, Editor(s)

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