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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1465–1469

Continuous phase plate for laser beam smoothing

Chunlin Yang, Rongzhu Zhang, Qiao Xu, and Ping Ma  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 10, pp. 1465-1469 (2008)

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We discuss the beam smoothing principle of a continuous phase plate (CPP) while the input light is varying. The analysis model of the process in which the laser beam with random phase noise propagates through a CPP has been established. With this model the beam smoothing mechanism of the CPP for the laser beam with a different phase aberrations can be described. A method to optimize the smoothing result is introduced.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: November 19, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 7, 2008
Published: March 27, 2008

Chunlin Yang, Rongzhu Zhang, Qiao Xu, and Ping Ma, "Continuous phase plate for laser beam smoothing," Appl. Opt. 47, 1465-1469 (2008)

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