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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 1981
  • pp: 2243–2249

Synthesis of Gaussian beam optical systems

Lee W. Casperson  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 20, Issue 13, pp. 2243-2249 (1981)

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Systematic procedures are presented for determining the the optical components needed to obtain an arbitrary transformation of a propagating light ray or Gaussian beam.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 10, 1981
Published: July 1, 1981

Lee W. Casperson, "Synthesis of Gaussian beam optical systems," Appl. Opt. 20, 2243-2249 (1981)

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  1. For an early review of this subject see H. W. Kogelnik, T. Li, Appl. Opt. 5, 1550 (1966). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. H. W. Kogelnik, Bell Syst. Tech. J. 44, 455 (1965).
  3. H. W. Kogelnik, Appl. Opt. 4, 1562 (1965). [CrossRef]
  4. L. W. Casperson, A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 12, 355 (1968). [CrossRef]
  5. L. W. Casperson, S. D. Lunnam, Appl. Opt. 14, 1193 (1975) and references therein. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. L. W. Casperson, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 1373 (1976). [CrossRef]
  7. L. W. Casperson, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-10, 629 (1974). [CrossRef]
  8. A. E. Siegman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 35 (1976). [CrossRef]
  9. J. J. Degnan, Appl. Phys. 11, 1 (1976) and references therein. [CrossRef]

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