Continuous contour phase plates for tailoring the focal plane irradiance profile

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We present fully continuous phase screens for producing super-Gaussian focal-plane irradiance profiles. Such phase screens are constructed with the assumption of either circular symmetric near-field and far-field profiles or a separable phase screen in Cartesian co-ordinates. In each case, the phase screen is only a few waves deep. Under illumination by coherent light, such phase screens produce high order super-Gaussian profiles in the focal plane with high energy content effects of beam aberrations on the focal profiles and their energy content are also discussed.

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Dixit, S.N.; Rushford, M.C.; Thomas, I.M. & Perry, M.D. August 9, 1995.

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We present fully continuous phase screens for producing super-Gaussian focal-plane irradiance profiles. Such phase screens are constructed with the assumption of either circular symmetric near-field and far-field profiles or a separable phase screen in Cartesian co-ordinates. In each case, the phase screen is only a few waves deep. Under illumination by coherent light, such phase screens produce high order super-Gaussian profiles in the focal plane with high energy content effects of beam aberrations on the focal profiles and their energy content are also discussed.

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  • 1. annual solid-state lasers for application to inertial confinement fusion meeting, Monterey, CA (United States), 30 May - 2 Jun 1995

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  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--121127
  • Report No.: CONF-9505264--13
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 108194
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622206

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Dixit, S.N.; Rushford, M.C.; Thomas, I.M. & Perry, M.D. Continuous contour phase plates for tailoring the focal plane irradiance profile, article, August 9, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc622206/: accessed August 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.