Simple procedures and formulas for tracing the characteristics of a spherical Gaussian beam through a train of lenses or mirrors are described which are analogous to those used in geometrical optics to trace repeated images through an optical train.
© 1983 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 23, 1982
Published: March 1, 1983
Sidney A. Self, "Focusing of spherical Gaussian beams," Appl. Opt. 22, 658-661 (1983)