An iterative algorithm for constructing fully continuous phase screens for tailoring far-field intensity profiles is presented. The algorithm is robust, stable, and, if run properly, maintains the continuous nature of the phase throughout the iterative process. The iterative procedure is applied to generate continuous phase screens to produce a 12th-power super-Gaussian far-field intensity profile.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 29, 1996
Published: November 1, 1996
S. N. Dixit, M. D. Feit, M. D. Perry, and H. T. Powell, "Designing fully continuous phase screens for tailoring focal-plane irradiance profiles," Opt. Lett. 21, 1715-1717 (1996)