Datasheet | May 16, 2017

Understanding Laser Beam Splitting

Source: Laser Components USA, Inc.

Advancements in diffractive optics theories and technologies have given more importance to beam splitting within optical design. Programmable, multichannel optical systems can be designed based on diffraction gratings, lenslet arrays, and digital holography algorithms. Spot array generation, multiple and multifocal imaging, matched filtering, laser beam mode selection, and simultaneous contour shaping are among the most promising applications of diffractive beam splitting today. This application note covers basic design concepts of laser beam splitting, its ideal applications, the use of multifocal lenses, and more.