Adiabatic shaping of diffuse light with a tapered gradient-index element

N. Bokor, Nir Davidson

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Abstract

A concept of adiabatic shaping of diffuse, spatially incoherent light beams is presented. The beam shaping is done with a gradient-index rod where the refractive index profile is changed adiabatically along the rod axis. The concept is numerically investigated and illustrated with a specific example of a Gaussian-to-uniform beam transformation. The condition for brightness conservation and robustness are determined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-16
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Communications
Volume196
Issue number1-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2001

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Adiabatic shaping of diffuse light with a tapered gradient-index element. / Bokor, N.; Davidson, Nir.

In: Optics Communications, Vol. 196, No. 1-6, 01.09.2001, p. 9-16.

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