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Smallest 1D flat-top focus by polarization manipulation
Author(s): Bing Hao; James Leger
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Paper Abstract

Different beam shaping techniques to obtain the flat-top focus in one-dimension have been compared. It's shown that the smallest flat-top focus can be achieved with no loss by changing the polarization of the incident beam in a spatially inhomogeneous pattern. This spatially variant polarization manipulation adds a new degree of freedom in beam shaping and predicts better and more efficient results than conventional methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6290, Laser Beam Shaping VII, 629001 (25 August 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.679267
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Bing Hao, Univ. of Minnesota (United States)
James Leger, Univ. of Minnesota (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6290:
Laser Beam Shaping VII
Fred M. Dickey; David L. Shealy, Editor(s)

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