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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 1998
  • pp: 4000–4003

Design of efficient lens ducts

Rulian Fu, Guangjun Wang, Zhaoqi Wang, Enxu Ba, Guoguang Mu, and Xin-Hua Hu  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 18, pp. 4000-4003 (1998)

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Lens ducts have the potential to couple the output from a laser diode array efficiently into the gain medium of a solid-state laser in an end-pumped configuration. Using a ray-tracing method we investigate different design approaches of lens ducts and demonstrate the possibility to obtain an output beam with a symmetric profile that is insensitive to the small displacement from the output surface of a lens duct.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.2740) Optical design and fabrication : Geometric optical design

Original Manuscript: October 14, 1997
Revised Manuscript: February 17, 1998
Published: June 20, 1998

Rulian Fu, Guangjun Wang, Zhaoqi Wang, Enxu Ba, Guoguang Mu, and Xin-Hua Hu, "Design of efficient lens ducts," Appl. Opt. 37, 4000-4003 (1998)

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