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Title: Design and Analysis of Binary Beam Shapers Using Error DIffusion

Abstract

An error diffusion algorithm is used to design binary pixelated beam shapers. Beam shapers based on pixels with transmission equal either to 0 or 1 can be synthesized with this deterministic algorithm to provide continuous intensity shaping after Fourier filtering. The capabilities of these shapers are studied for high-power lasers. A particular emphasis is placed on the influence of the feature size on the performance of the designed shapers, and it is shown that the transmission degradation is highly predictable for this algorithm. Simulations demonstrating the possibility to precompensate for feature size when designing intensity shapers are presented.

Authors:
;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
907777
Report Number(s):
DOE/SF/19460-749
2006-193; 1710; TRN: US0703300
DOE Contract Number:
FC52-92SF19460
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of the Optical Society of America B; Journal Volume: 24; Journal Issue: 6
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ALGORITHMS; COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN; PERFORMANCE; BEAM SHAPING; LASERS

Citation Formats

Dorrer, C., and Zuegel, J.D.. Design and Analysis of Binary Beam Shapers Using Error DIffusion. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1364/JOSAB.24.001268.
Dorrer, C., & Zuegel, J.D.. Design and Analysis of Binary Beam Shapers Using Error DIffusion. United States. doi:10.1364/JOSAB.24.001268.
Dorrer, C., and Zuegel, J.D.. Wed . "Design and Analysis of Binary Beam Shapers Using Error DIffusion". United States. doi:10.1364/JOSAB.24.001268.
@article{osti_907777,
title = {Design and Analysis of Binary Beam Shapers Using Error DIffusion},
author = {Dorrer, C. and Zuegel, J.D.},
abstractNote = {An error diffusion algorithm is used to design binary pixelated beam shapers. Beam shapers based on pixels with transmission equal either to 0 or 1 can be synthesized with this deterministic algorithm to provide continuous intensity shaping after Fourier filtering. The capabilities of these shapers are studied for high-power lasers. A particular emphasis is placed on the influence of the feature size on the performance of the designed shapers, and it is shown that the transmission degradation is highly predictable for this algorithm. Simulations demonstrating the possibility to precompensate for feature size when designing intensity shapers are presented.},
doi = {10.1364/JOSAB.24.001268},
journal = {Journal of the Optical Society of America B},
number = 6,
volume = 24,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed May 23 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Wed May 23 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}