A technique for diffuse beam shaping is presented. The beam shaping is achieved by a single reflection on an element, which consists of many displaced parallel planar reflecting facets. The reflecting facets approximate a designed curved surface. We demonstrate the validity of the method for the conversion of a diffuse Gaussian beam into a uniform one in one of the spatial dimensions.
© 2001 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 18, 2000
Revised Manuscript: January 16, 2001
Published: May 1, 2001
Nandor Bokor and Nir Davidson, "Beam shaping with diffuse light by use of a single reflection," Appl. Opt. 40, 2132-2137 (2001)