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Applied Optics


  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 2 — Jan. 10, 2007
  • pp: 180–181

Comment on “Tunable three-dimensional intensity distribution by a pure phase-shifting apodizer”

Vidal F. Canales, José E. Oti, and Manuel P. Cagigal  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 2, pp. 180-181 (2007)

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In the past few years, many radially symmetric pupil masks have been designed for the control of the light intensity distribution near the geometrical focus of optical systems. A recent paper by Gao et al. [Appl. Opt. 44, 4870 (2005)] analyzed the performance of binary 0 - π phase-only masks for an incident beam with Gaussian amplitude. Some inaccuracies of the analysis concerning the evolution of the Strehl ratio with the mask parameters are corrected.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1380) Diffraction and gratings : Binary optics
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(050.5080) Diffraction and gratings : Phase shift
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(220.1230) Optical design and fabrication : Apodization
(220.2560) Optical design and fabrication : Propagating methods

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: May 19, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 25, 2006

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Vidal F. Canales, José E. Oti, and Manuel P. Cagigal, "Comment on "Tunable three-dimensional intensity distribution by a pure phase-shifting apodizer"," Appl. Opt. 46, 180-181 (2007)

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