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Gaussian laser beam profile shaping

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Fred M. Dickey, Scott C. Holswade

Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-0328

Opt. Eng. 35(11), 3285-3295 (Nov 01, 1996). doi:10.1117/1.601069
History: Received Mar. 22, 1996; Revised May 28, 1996; Accepted May 28, 1996
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Abstract

A method for converting single‐mode Gaussian beams into beams with uniform irradiance profiles is described. The design is based on a Fourier transform relation between the input and output beam functions. The efficacy of the solution is shown to depend on a parameter that contains the product of the widths of the input and output beams. Problems associated with errors in system alignment and scale are discussed. Numerical illustrations and experimental results are presented. © 1996 Society of Photo−Optical Instrumentation Engineers.


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Fred M. Dickey and Scott C. Holswade
"Gaussian laser beam profile shaping", Opt. Eng. 35(11), 3285-3295 (Nov 01, 1996). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.601069


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