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Diffractive optical elements for beam shaping of monochromatic spatially incoherent light

Liu, J.S. and Taghizadeh, M.R. and Gu, E. and Girkin, J.M. and Dawson, M.D. (2006) Diffractive optical elements for beam shaping of monochromatic spatially incoherent light. In: European Optical Society Annual Meeting 2006, 2006-10-17 - 2006-10-19. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Diffractive optical elements (DOEs) for beam shaping of spatially incoherent light into an output spot with arbitrary intensity profile, particularly into a tightly focused output spot are demonstrated. Several different design examples are shown. The ratio of the maximum sidelobe intensity to the maximum intensity in the signal window ranges from 5.0% to ~50%. Experimental results are in close agreement with numerical predictions.