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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 1996
  • pp: 375–377

Two-mirror beam-shaping technique for high-power diode bars

W. A. Clarkson and D. C. Hanna  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 6, pp. 375-377 (1996)

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A simple beam-shaping technique is described whereby the output from a highly asymmetric non-diffraction-limited laser source, such as a high-power diode bar, can be reconfigured with nearly equal beam-quality factors in orthogonal planes and without a significant reduction in brightness. Using this technique, in conjunction with conventional lenses, we have focused the output from a 20-W cw diode bar to a very intense, nearly circular spot with a 1/e2 beam diameter of ~100 μm and a far-field beam divergence (half-angle) of ~0.2 rad.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 16, 1995
Published: March 15, 1996

W. A. Clarkson and D. C. Hanna, "Two-mirror beam-shaping technique for high-power diode bars," Opt. Lett. 21, 375-377 (1996)

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