Polarization beam shaping

Bing Hao, James Leger

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Abstract

Spatial engineering of polarization is proposed as a novel method of beam shaping. It is shown that a flat-top-shaped focus can be obtained in the far field by changing the polarization in the pupil plane in a spatially inhomogeneous manner. Experiments have been carried out to verify the validity of this method in one dimension. By comparison with traditional beam shaping methods, polarization beam shaping yields the smallest flat-top focus while maintaining high efficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8211-8217
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Optics
Volume46
Issue number33
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 20 2007

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