17 December 2014 Generally astigmatic Gaussian beam representation and optimization using skew rays
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Proceedings Volume 9293, International Optical Design Conference 2014; 92931S (2014) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2071105
Event: International Optical Design Conference, 2014, Kohala Coast, Hawaii, United States
Methods are presented of using skew rays to optimize a generally astigmatic optical system to obtain the desired Gaussian beam focus and minimize aberrations, and to calculate the propagating generally astigmatic Gaussian beam parameters at any point. The optimization method requires very little computation beyond that of a conventional ray optimization, and requires no explicit calculation of the properties of the propagating Gaussian beam. Unlike previous methods, the calculation of beam parameters does not require matrix calculations or the introduction of non-physical concepts such as imaginary rays.
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Paul D. Colbourne, Paul D. Colbourne, "Generally astigmatic Gaussian beam representation and optimization using skew rays", Proc. SPIE 9293, International Optical Design Conference 2014, 92931S (17 December 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2071105; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2071105


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