Abstract

A new method of fiber-optic based beam shaping is investigated both numerically and experimentally. A cylindrically symmetric method of lines (MoLs) is developed to simulate the device. The device is fabricated by fusion splicing a predetermined length of multimode fiber (MMF) to a single-mode fiber. The multimode interference (MMI) effects create ring-shaped field profiles at certain positions inside the MMF. The shaped beam can be used in medical applications requiring particular irradiation patterns.

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2005

F. M. Dickley, S. C. Holswade, and D. L. Shealy, eds., Laser Beam Shaping Applications (CRC, 2005).

2004

2003

A. Mehta, W. Mohammed, and E. G. Johnson, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1129 (2003).
[CrossRef]

1998

Q. Li, H. Gao, Y. Dong, Z. Shen, and Q. Wang, Opt. Laser Technol. 30, 511 (1998).

1995

L. B. Soldano and E. C. M. Pennings, J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 615 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1987

D. Marcuse, J. Lightwave Technol. 5, 125 (1987).

1985

V. Russo, G. Righini, S. Sottini, and S. Trigari, Proc. SPIE 522, 166 (1985).

1978

Bélanger, P. A.

Dickley, F. M.

F. M. Dickley, S. C. Holswade, and D. L. Shealy, eds., Laser Beam Shaping Applications (CRC, 2005).

Dong, Y.

Q. Li, H. Gao, Y. Dong, Z. Shen, and Q. Wang, Opt. Laser Technol. 30, 511 (1998).

Farrell, G.

Q. Wang and G. Farrell, Opt. Lett. 31, 317 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Q. Wang and G. Farrell, Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett. 48, 900 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Gao, H.

Q. Li, H. Gao, Y. Dong, Z. Shen, and Q. Wang, Opt. Laser Technol. 30, 511 (1998).

Gu, X.

Holswade, S. C.

F. M. Dickley, S. C. Holswade, and D. L. Shealy, eds., Laser Beam Shaping Applications (CRC, 2005).

Johnson, E. G.

W. S. Mohammed, A. Mehta, and E. G. Johnson, J. Lightwave Technol. 22, 469 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. Mehta, W. Mohammed, and E. G. Johnson, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1129 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Li, Q.

Q. Li, H. Gao, Y. Dong, Z. Shen, and Q. Wang, Opt. Laser Technol. 30, 511 (1998).

Marcuse, D.

D. Marcuse, J. Lightwave Technol. 5, 125 (1987).

Mehta, A.

W. S. Mohammed, A. Mehta, and E. G. Johnson, J. Lightwave Technol. 22, 469 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. Mehta, W. Mohammed, and E. G. Johnson, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1129 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Mohammed, W.

A. Mehta, W. Mohammed, and E. G. Johnson, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1129 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Mohammed, W. S.

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L. B. Soldano and E. C. M. Pennings, J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 615 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Righini, G.

V. Russo, G. Righini, S. Sottini, and S. Trigari, Proc. SPIE 522, 166 (1985).

Rioux, M.

Russo, V.

V. Russo, G. Righini, S. Sottini, and S. Trigari, Proc. SPIE 522, 166 (1985).

Shealy, D. L.

F. M. Dickley, S. C. Holswade, and D. L. Shealy, eds., Laser Beam Shaping Applications (CRC, 2005).

Shen, Z.

Q. Li, H. Gao, Y. Dong, Z. Shen, and Q. Wang, Opt. Laser Technol. 30, 511 (1998).

Smith, P. W. E.

Soldano, L. B.

L. B. Soldano and E. C. M. Pennings, J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 615 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Sottini, S.

V. Russo, G. Righini, S. Sottini, and S. Trigari, Proc. SPIE 522, 166 (1985).

Tremblay, R.

Trigari, S.

V. Russo, G. Righini, S. Sottini, and S. Trigari, Proc. SPIE 522, 166 (1985).

Wang, Q.

Q. Wang and G. Farrell, Opt. Lett. 31, 317 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Q. Wang and G. Farrell, Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett. 48, 900 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Q. Li, H. Gao, Y. Dong, Z. Shen, and Q. Wang, Opt. Laser Technol. 30, 511 (1998).

Appl. Opt.

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

A. Mehta, W. Mohammed, and E. G. Johnson, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1129 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol.

W. S. Mohammed, A. Mehta, and E. G. Johnson, J. Lightwave Technol. 22, 469 (2004).
[CrossRef]

L. B. Soldano and E. C. M. Pennings, J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 615 (1995).
[CrossRef]

D. Marcuse, J. Lightwave Technol. 5, 125 (1987).

Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett.

Q. Wang and G. Farrell, Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett. 48, 900 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Laser Technol.

Q. Li, H. Gao, Y. Dong, Z. Shen, and Q. Wang, Opt. Laser Technol. 30, 511 (1998).

Opt. Lett.

Proc. SPIE

V. Russo, G. Righini, S. Sottini, and S. Trigari, Proc. SPIE 522, 166 (1985).

Other

F. M. Dickley, S. C. Holswade, and D. L. Shealy, eds., Laser Beam Shaping Applications (CRC, 2005).

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