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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 1983
  • pp: 658–661

Focusing of spherical Gaussian beams

Sidney A. Self  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 5, pp. 658-661 (1983)

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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)

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  1. W. H. Carter, Appl. Opt. 21, 1989 (1982). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. A. E. Siegman, An Introduction to Lasers and Masers (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1971), Chap. 8.
  3. S. A. Self, “Focusing of Gaussian Laser Beams,” High-Temperature Gasdynamics Laboratory Memorandum Report No. 3, August1976 (unpublished).
  4. F. A. Jenkins, H. E. White, Fundamentals of Optics (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1957), Chap. 4.

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