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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 16 — Aug. 8, 2005
  • pp: 6085–6091

Adaptive beam profile control using a simulated annealing algorithm

R. El-Agmy, H. Bulte, A. H. Greenaway, and D. T. Reid  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 16, pp. 6085-6091 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.006085


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Abstract

We present a programmable beam-shaping method based on the combination of a deformable mirror membrane mirror and a simulated annealing algorithm. The algorithm iteratively adjusts the control voltages of 37 independent electrodes to reduce the variance between the chosen shape and the actual beam shape. The experimental results show that the system is capable of adaptively creating, on demand, Gaussian and super-Gaussian beam profiles that closely match the desired target parameters.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(350.4600) Other areas of optics : Optical engineering

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: April 21, 2005
Revised Manuscript: July 11, 2005
Published: August 8, 2005

Citation
R. El-Agmy, H. Bulte, A. H. Greenaway, and D. Reid, "Adaptive beam profile control using a simulated annealing algorithm," Opt. Express 13, 6085-6091 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-16-6085


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