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Optimization of the focal volume in programmable spatial beam shaping

Abstract : Programmable spatial beam shaping using phase modulation proved to be an efficient tool for direct and flexible femtosecond laser marking at a Fourier plane of an objective, but not well adapted to deep machining or to photowriting in the bulk of a material. We propose an optimization of the focal volume by use of an additional wavefront correction located in the Fourier plane which compensates in particular the focus component. Theoretical predictions involving non-paraxial scalar diffraction are compared to experimental results obtained with a 100 kHz µJ-range femtosecond laser amplifier. Improvements in the beam characteristics, especially the Rayleigh range and the laser fluence, provided by such an additional wavefront control are underlined.
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Nicolas Huot, Nicolas Sanner, Eric Audouard. Optimization of the focal volume in programmable spatial beam shaping. Journal of the Optical Society of America B, Optical Society of America, 2007, 24, pp.2814-2820. ⟨ujm-00180608⟩



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