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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
San Jose, California United States
May 16-21, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-55752-889-6
Beam Shaping and Switching (CTuG)

Gaussian to Lorentzian Beam Profile Convertor Based on Conical Refraction

Amin Abdolvand, Keith G. Wilcox, Todor K. Kalkandjiev, Yuri Loiko, Jordi Mompart, and Edik U. Rafailov


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We employ conical refraction crystal for one-step conversion of an incident beam with Gaussian transverse intensity profile to a beam of Lorentzian profile with less divergence in free space than the original Gaussian beam.

© 2010 The Optical Society

OCIS Codes
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

A. Abdolvand, K. G. Wilcox, T. K. Kalkandjiev, Y. Loiko, J. Mompart, and E. U. Rafailov, "Gaussian to Lorentzian Beam Profile Convertor Based on Conical Refraction," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2010, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper CTuG3.

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