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Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 8, Issue 6, pp 537–544 | Cite as

Phase compensation of laser beam modes

  • Lee W. Casperson
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Abstract

A technique is described for improving the propagation characteristics of high order laser beam modes. A thin phase plate inserted in the beam forces all portions of the wave front to oscillate in phase and yields a substantial improvement in the far field intensity distribution. Depending on the mode order, the peak intensity at a distant target may be readily increased by more than a factor of ten.

Keywords

Laser Beam Communication Network Propagation Characteristic Intensity Distribution Wave Front 
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© Chapman and Hall Ltd. 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lee W. Casperson
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  1. 1.School of Engineering and Applied ScienceUniversity of CaliforniaLos Angeles

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