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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 20 — Jul. 10, 2013
  • pp: 5030–5035

Algorithm for Fourier propagation through the near-focal region

Eyal Feigenbaum, Richard A. Sacks, Kathleen P. McCandless, and Brian J. MacGowan  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 20, pp. 5030-5035 (2013)

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A standard technique for beam propagation modeling of large and complex optical systems, such as the National Ignition Facility, is the Talanov approach. We describe a modification to the Talanov algorithm that avoids its inherent inability to treat interactions in the Rayleigh region. The algorithm has been validated with analytic and numerical calculations and is demonstrated to function as expected in the case of a NIF spatial filter.

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OCIS Codes
(070.6110) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial filtering
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(220.2560) Optical design and fabrication : Propagating methods

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

Original Manuscript: April 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 6, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 7, 2013
Published: July 10, 2013

Eyal Feigenbaum, Richard A. Sacks, Kathleen P. McCandless, and Brian J. MacGowan, "Algorithm for Fourier propagation through the near-focal region," Appl. Opt. 52, 5030-5035 (2013)

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