A design method is presented for computing the phase functions of an energy efficient system using two holographic elements for converting a Gaussian beam into a uniform beam with rectangular support in the far field of the source. The method is based on a modification of the Gerchberg-Saxton algorithm which includes an x-y separability constraint on the phase of one of the holographic elements. A beamforming system was fabricated using this method, and experimental results were obtained which support the design approach.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
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