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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 37, Iss. 20 — Jul. 10, 1998
  • pp: 4500–4503

Beam shaping and its solution with the use of an optimization method

Wen-Xiang Cong, Nan-Xian Chen, and Ben-Yuan Gu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 20, pp. 4500-4503 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.004500


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Abstract

We present an exact mathematical description of beam shaping and indicate that a rigorous solution does not exist: only an optimal solution can be found. An optimization method is proposed to search for the solution. The simulation results for an example are given in detail.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1380) Diffraction and gratings : Binary optics
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping

History
Original Manuscript: November 25, 1997
Revised Manuscript: March 10, 1998
Published: July 10, 1998

Citation
Wen-Xiang Cong, Nan-Xian Chen, and Ben-Yuan Gu, "Beam shaping and its solution with the use of an optimization method," Appl. Opt. 37, 4500-4503 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-20-4500

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