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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 2007
  • pp: 5489–5499

Off-axis mirror based optical system design for circularization, collimation, and expansion of elliptical laser beams

Mert Serkan, Hulya Kirkici, and Hakan Cetinkaya  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 22, pp. 5489-5499 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.005489


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Abstract

In this paper, we present two optical system design methods for beam circularization, collimation, and expansion of semiconductor laser output beam for possible application in LIDAR systems. Two different optical mirror systems are investigated: an off-axis hyperbolic∕parabolic mirror system and an off-axis parabolic mirror system. Equations specific to these mirror systems are derived and computer package programs such as ZEMAX and MATLAB are used to simulate the optical designs. The beam reshaping results are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(080.2720) Geometric optics : Mathematical methods (general)
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar

ToC Category:
Geometrical optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 12, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 1, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 1, 2007
Published: July 23, 2007

Citation
Mert Serkan, Hulya Kirkici, and Hakan Cetinkaya, "Off-axis mirror based optical system design for circularization, collimation, and expansion of elliptical laser beams," Appl. Opt. 46, 5489-5499 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-22-5489


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