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Global beam shaping with nonuniformly polarized beams: a proposal

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Piquero Sanz, Gemma María and Ramírez Sánchez, Victoria (2006) Global beam shaping with nonuniformly polarized beams: a proposal. Applied Optics, 45 (35). pp. 8902-8906. ISSN 0003-6935

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.008902




Abstract

A procedure for global beam shaping by modifying some global spatial parameters characteristic of the beam is proposed. This method is based on the generation of a nonuniformly polarized beam using a Mach-Zehnder system with two suitably shaped intensity transmittances and orthogonal linear polarizers. The changes in beam quality and kurtosis parameters after a linear polarizer placed at the output of the system are investigated.


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© 2006 Optical Society of America.
This work was supported by the Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia of Spain, under project FIS2004-1900 and by the Universidad Complutense-Comunidad de Madrid, within the framework of the Research Groups Program 2005–06. The authors thank J. Serna for his valuable suggestions in the course of reading the manuscript.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Laser-Beam, Optical-Systems, Phase Plates, Quality, Design, Lens, Laws
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
ID Code:23350
Deposited On:29 Oct 2013 13:16
Last Modified:07 Feb 2014 11:00

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