Laser Beam Shaping : Theory and Techniques : 2E
Laser Beam Shaping: Theory and Techniques addresses the theory and practice of every important technique for lossless beam shaping. Complete with experimental results as well as guidance on when beam shaping is practical and when each technique is appropriate, the Second Edition is updated to reflect significant developments in the field. This authoritative text:
- Features new chapters on axicon light ring generation systems, laser-beam-splitting (fan-out) gratings, vortex beams, and microlens diffusers
- Describes the latest advances in beam profile measurement technology and laser beam shaping using diffractive diffusers
- Contains new material on wavelength dependence, channel integrators, geometrical optics, and optical software
Laser Beam Shaping: Theory and Techniques, Second Edition not only provides a working understanding of the fundamentals, but also offers insight into the potential application of laser-beam-profile shaping in laser system design.