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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 1996
  • pp: 1703–1705

Design of continuous surface-relief phase plates by surface-based simulated annealing to achieve control of focal-plane irradiance

Y. Lin, T. J. Kessler, and G. N. Lawrence  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 20, pp. 1703-1705 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.001703


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Abstract

High-performance phase plates are of vital concern for controlling the far-field irradiance of laser-fusion systems. Several designs for solving this difficult problem have been reported in Optics Letters [e. g., S. N. Dixit et al., Opt. Lett. 19, 417 (1994)]. We report a surface-based form of simulated annealing that significantly improves the irradiance control while eliminating the high-scatter problems that have plagued other methods.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: June 7, 1996
Published: October 15, 1996

Citation
Y. Lin, G. N. Lawrence, and T. J. Kessler, "Design of continuous surface-relief phase plates by surface-based simulated annealing to achieve control of focal-plane irradiance," Opt. Lett. 21, 1703-1705 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-20-1703

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