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Applied Optics


  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2006
  • pp: 4428–4432

Self-adaptive optical systems for long-distance flying optics

Zhaogu Cheng, Zhiping Zhang, and Jianqiang Zhu  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 18, pp. 4428-4432 (2006)

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The focusing characteristics of long-distance flying optics were studied systemically for TEM mn Gaussian beams. The results show that the ABCD law of parameter q can be extended to Gaussian modes of any order when waist radius w in the imaginary part of parameter q is replaced by Rayleigh range Z R of a certain resonator in the equation. The difference between the real focal length and the geometric focal length, defined as Δ f , was calculated for laser applications. A novel self-adaptive optical system was demonstrated for precisely controlling the focusing characteristics of long-distance flying optics. Theoretical analyses and experimental results were consistent.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(220.2560) Optical design and fabrication : Propagating methods
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design
(350.3850) Other areas of optics : Materials processing

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: May 10, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 29, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: February 15, 2006

Zhaogu Cheng, Zhiping Zhang, and Jianqiang Zhu, "Self-adaptive optical systems for long-distance flying optics," Appl. Opt. 45, 4428-4432 (2006)

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