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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 1989
  • pp: 3830–3834

Staircase telescope arrays for local beam compression in one dimension

Adolf W. Lohmann and Frank Sauer  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 28, Issue 18, pp. 3830-3834 (1989)

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A deflecting staircase can be used like a telescope array to produce local beam compression in 1-D. Such a component may be useful for array illumination in digital optical information processing. This paper introduces the concept of staircase telescope arrays and discusses realizations with mirrors, prisms, and gratings. The addition of a macro deflecting element and the extension of the staircase concept to 2-D beam compression are further topics.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 9, 1988
Published: September 15, 1989

Adolf W. Lohmann and Frank Sauer, "Staircase telescope arrays for local beam compression in one dimension," Appl. Opt. 28, 3830-3834 (1989)

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