Gaussian to super-Gaussian laser beam intensity profile conversion using glass micro-optic fabricated with reflowed photoresist

J.D. Mansell, T. Rutherford, W. Tulloch, M. Olapinski, M. Fejer, R.L. Byer
2000 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2000). Technical Digest. Postconference Edition. TOPS Vol.39 (IEEE Cat. No.00CH37088)  
We demonstrate a pair of optics for conversion of a gaussian beam to a supergaussian and a super-gaussian back to a gaussian Furthermore, we show that beam quality is maintained by super-gaussian thermal lensing.
doi:10.1109/cleo.2000.907180 fatcat:bjzfop7e3vhr7b2ja5bvz4qnw4