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Chinese Optics Letters


  • Vol. 6, Iss. 8 — Aug. 10, 2008
  • pp: 586–587

Spatial beam shaping by quartz crystal plano-convex lens

Ailin Guo, Qingwei Yang, Fuling Zhang, Meizhi Sun, Xinglong Xie, Jun Kang, Qi Gao, Meirong Li, and Jianqiang Zhu  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 6, Issue 8, pp. 586-587 (2008)

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Based on the optical activity of quartz crystal, we proposed a scheme for shaping the spatial intensity distribution of a linearly polarized laser beam by utilizing a quartz crystal plano-convex lens in combination with a polarizer. The intensity profile of the shaped laser beam can be easily switched from one profile to another by controlling the polarization direction of the incident laser beam.

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(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics

Ailin Guo, Qingwei Yang, Fuling Zhang, Meizhi Sun, Xinglong Xie, Jun Kang, Qi Gao, Meirong Li, and Jianqiang Zhu, "Spatial beam shaping by quartz crystal plano-convex lens," Chin. Opt. Lett. 6, 586-587 (2008)

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