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Design method of a binary optical element for collimation of high-power LD beams with astigmatism
Author(s): Changqing Cao; Xiaodong Zeng; Yuying An; Yili Zheng; Juncheng Xu; Meng Xie
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Paper Abstract

Owing to its compactness, lightness, and low cost, laser diodes (LD) play an important role as a coherent source in various fields of technology. Because of the waveguide properties of their active areas, laser diodes generate large divergence-angle beams with elliptically shaped intensity profiles. And the beam of LD has astigmatism. So it is difficult to collimate LD beams effectively. The binary optical elements are small, light, easy to be copied and able to realize multi-purpose integrated, especially suits for the beam shaping of laser diode array. Based on accurate far-field model of high-power laser diode, a design method of binary optical element for laser diode beams, which can correct the astigmatism of the laser beam, has been developed, and the principle and process has been given in detail. The method is simple and practical. The relief surface of the element is of multiphase structure. And its theoretical diffraction efficiency is as high as 95%.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 January 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6279, 27th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, 627979 (29 January 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.725944
Show Author Affiliations
Changqing Cao, Xidian Univ. (China)
Xiaodong Zeng, Xidian Univ. (China)
Yuying An, Xidian Univ. (China)
Yili Zheng, Xidian Univ. (China)
Juncheng Xu, Xidian Univ. (China)
Meng Xie, Xidian Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6279:
27th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Xun Hou; Wei Zhao; Baoli Yao, Editor(s)

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