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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2002
  • pp: 213–215

Beam-focus shaping by use of programmable phase-only filters: application to an ultralong focal line

B. Wattellier, C. Sauteret, J.-C. Chanteloup, and A. Migus  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 4, pp. 213-215 (2002)

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We have developed a high-resolution programmable adaptive-optic device based on an optically addressed liquid-crystal electro-optic valve controlled by an achromatic three-wave lateral shearing interferometer. We apply this phase-only filter and loop to shape the far-field pattern of laser beams. As a first application, we theoretically compute and experimentally verify the focus along a line longer than tens of Rayleigh ranges.

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OCIS Codes
(100.5090) Image processing : Phase-only filters
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals

B. Wattellier, C. Sauteret, J.-C. Chanteloup, and A. Migus, "Beam-focus shaping by use of programmable phase-only filters: application to an ultralong focal line," Opt. Lett. 27, 213-215 (2002)

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