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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 26 — Sep. 10, 2002
  • pp: 5512–5518

Amplitude and phase recovery of rotationally symmetric beams

Daniela Dragoman, Mircea Dragoman, and Karl-Heinz Brenner  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 26, pp. 5512-5518 (2002)

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Two methods are presented for the amplitude and phase recovery of optical beams with rotational symmetry. These are the tomographic method based on the ambiguity function and the one-step wavefront recovery based on the measurement of a phase-space distribution closely related to the Wigner distribution function. The results obtained from these two methods are compared, and the appropriateness of using either one of them for specific situations is discussed.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers

Original Manuscript: March 20, 2002
Revised Manuscript: May 27, 2002
Published: September 10, 2002

Daniela Dragoman, Mircea Dragoman, and Karl-Heinz Brenner, "Amplitude and phase recovery of rotationally symmetric beams," Appl. Opt. 41, 5512-5518 (2002)

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