We report a new optical element which diffuses 1-dimensional laser beam into an omni-directional plane beam. By numerical simulation and experiment we have shown that the rays of the transmitted light propagate to all directions in a 2-dimensional plane through infinite refractions and reflections.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.4570) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical design of instruments
H. J. Kong, J. Choi, Y. H. Park, and J. S. Shin, "New optical element generating an omni-directional plane beam," in Frontiers in Optics 2004/Laser Science XXII/Diffractive Optics and Micro-Optics/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper FWH4.
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