A binary-phase element for shaping a Gaussian beam to a flat-top beam is presented. The analysis shows increased beam shaper fabrication tolerance which can be beneficial for low-cost prototyping and production of flat-top beam shapers.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(070.2590) Fourier optics and signal processing : ABCD transforms
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
Z. Liu, J. J. Yang, and M. R. Wang, "Performance Tolerance of Single Zone Flat-Top Beam Shapers," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper JWD12.
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