Smallest 1-D flat-top focus by polarization manipulation

Bing Hao, James Leger

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Scopus citations


Different beam shaping techniques to obtain the flat-top focus in one-dimension have been compared. It's shown that the smallest flat-top focus can be achieved with no loss by changing the polarization of the incident beam in a spatially inhomogeneous pattern. This spatially variant polarization manipulation adds a new degree of freedom in beam shaping and predicts better and more efficient results than conventional methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLaser Beam Shaping VII
StatePublished - Nov 6 2006
EventLaser Beam Shaping VII - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 13 2006Aug 14 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceLaser Beam Shaping VII
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Laser beam shaping
  • Optical confinement and manipulation
  • Optical design
  • Polarization

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