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International Optical Design Conference
Kohala Coast, Hawaii United States
June 22-26, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-55752-747-9
Theory II (IW3A)

Generally Astigmatic Gaussian Beam Representation and Optimization Using Skew Rays

Paul D. Colbourne  »View Author Affiliations


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A method is 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.

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OCIS Codes
(080.2720) Geometric optics : Mathematical methods (general)
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design

P. D. Colbourne, "Generally Astigmatic Gaussian Beam Representation and Optimization Using Skew Rays," in Classical Optics 2014, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2014), paper IW3A.4.

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