30 September 1994 Optical design of a two-mirror asymmetrical reshaping system and its application in superbroadband color center lasers
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Abstract
A two-mirror asymmetrical system has been designed to reshape a laser beam into an elliptic uniform beam profile for use in a new superbroadband color center laser system. The surface points of the two mirrors are obtained by solving a second order partial differential equation of the Monge-Ampeere type which is based on conversation of energy and the law of reflection. The technique is illustrated by presenting the design of a two-mirror system which converts a circular Gaussian beam into an elliptic beam with a uniform profile. Such a reshaper system is planned for use in the development of superbroadband or control generation spectrum color center lasers, which have a significant potential for optical communications, signal multiplexing, and information coding as well as laser spectroscopy, photochemistry, medicine, color microscopy, and holography.
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V. Oliker, V. Oliker, Laird D. Prussner, Laird D. Prussner, David L. Shealy, David L. Shealy, Sergey B. Mirov, Sergey B. Mirov, } "Optical design of a two-mirror asymmetrical reshaping system and its application in superbroadband color center lasers", Proc. SPIE 2263, Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering IV, (30 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.187996; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.187996
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