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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1988
  • pp: 817–819

Matched filtering for efficient cleanup of strongly distorted beams

M. E. Marhic and A. Pan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 10, pp. 817-819 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.13.000817


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Abstract

Efficient one-way cleanup of laser beams can be accomplished by holographic matched filtering. Severe amplitude and phase distortions, such as those caused by passage through multimode fibers or ground-glass diffusers, can be compensated for, with theoretical efficiencies of the order of 50% for light in a single state of polarization. Experiments have confirmed the improvement in beam quality.

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History
Original Manuscript: April 14, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: June 27, 1988
Published: October 1, 1988

Citation
M. E. Marhic and A. Pan, "Matched filtering for efficient cleanup of strongly distorted beams," Opt. Lett. 13, 817-819 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-13-10-817


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