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Laser Beam Shaping

Laser Beam Shaping

by Fred M. Dickey, Scott C. Holswade


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Summarizing the most fundamental theories and techniques, this comprehensive reference provides all the basic information to research, develop, and design beam shaping systems. The breadth of topics covered-including diffraction theory, geometrical optics, shaping element design, beam profile measurement technology and applications-fulfills the need for a useful guide to the current applications, limitations, and potentials of the laser beam shaping field. Recognizing the ubiquitous applications requiring shaping laser beam irradiance profiles, Laser Beam Shaping reviews the underlying mathematical and electromagnetic theory develops and analyzes both the diffraction theory and geometrical optics approaches details major techniques for lossless beam shaping illustrates experimental results discusses engineering designs and theoretical limits treats related classical (nonlaser) methods clarifies current beam measurement processes and more! Containing over 1250 literature references, drawings, photographs, equations, and tables, Laser Beam Shaping is an essential reference and tool for optical, materials, electrical and electronics, and industrial engineers, physicists, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780824703981
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/28/2000
Series: Optical Science and Engineering Series
Pages: 428
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

The mathematical and physical theory of lossless beam shaping; Gaussian beam shaping - diffraction theory and design; geometrical methods; optimization-based techniques for laser shaping optics; beam shaping with diffractive diffusers; multi-aperture beam integration systems; classical (non-laser) methods; current technology of beam profile measurements.

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