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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 9 — Apr. 28, 2008
  • pp: 6675–6682

Study of singular radius and surface boundary constraints in refractive beam shaper design

C. Liu and S. Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 9, pp. 6675-6682 (2008)

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This paper presents analysis of important issues associated with the design of refractive laser beam shaping systems. The concept of “singular radius” is introduced along with solutions to minimize its adverse effect on shaper performance. In addition, the surface boundary constraint is discussed in detail. This study provides useful guidelines to circumvent possible design errors that would degrade the shaper quality or add undesired complication to the system.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(220.1250) Optical design and fabrication : Aspherics
(220.2740) Optical design and fabrication : Geometric optical design

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: February 15, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 16, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 15, 2008
Published: April 25, 2008

C. Liu and S. Zhang, "Study of singular radius and surface boundary constraints in refractive beam shaper design," Opt. Express 16, 6675-6682 (2008)

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