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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 24 — Nov. 24, 2008
  • pp: 19926–19933

Generation of hollow Gaussian beam by phase-only filtering

Zhengjun Liu, Jingmin Dai, Xiaogang Sun, and Shutian Liu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 24, pp. 19926-19933 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.019926


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Abstract

We propose a novel phase retrieval algorithm in Hankel (or called Fourier-Bessel) transform domains by using Monte-Carlo method. Based on the proposed algorithm, we investigate the generation of Gaussian-like beams, such as hollow Gaussian beam, Bessel-Gaussian beam and Laguerre-Gaussian beam, with double phase filtering operations. The phase distributions of filters are determined by employing the proposed phase retrieval algorithm. The advantage of the method is that the total energy of the beam is conservative. Numerical simulations are shown to demonstrate the validity of the scheme.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Image Processing

History
Original Manuscript: September 9, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 3, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 9, 2008
Published: November 19, 2008

Citation
Zhengjun Liu, Jingmin Dai, Xiaogang Sun, and Shutian Liu, "Generation of hollow Gaussian beam by phase-only filtering," Opt. Express 16, 19926-19933 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-24-19926


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