We developed a deformable mirror with nine actuators for transformation of a laser beam intensity profile. A circular-cross-section Gaussian beam was successfully transformed into a rectangular-cross-section beam by the deformable mirror with conservation of spatial coherency.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 22, 1995
Published: February 1, 1996
Koshichi Nemoto, Yoshi-kazu Kanai, Takashi Fujii, Naohiko Goto, and Takuya Nayuki, "Transformation of a laser beam intensity profile by a deformable mirror," Opt. Lett. 21, 168-170 (1996)