25 October 2000 Theory of geometrical methods for design of laser beam shaping systems
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Abstract
From geometrical optics, the laws of reflection and refraction, ray tracing techniques, conservation of energy within a bundle of rays, and the condition of constant optical path length provide a foundation for design of laser beam shaping systems. Geometrical optics design methods are presented for shaping the irradiance profile of both rotationally and rectangular symmetric laser beams. Applications of these techniques to design reflective and refractive laser beam shaping systems are presented.
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David L. Shealy, David L. Shealy, "Theory of geometrical methods for design of laser beam shaping systems", Proc. SPIE 4095, Laser Beam Shaping, (25 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.405249; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.405249
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