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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2000
  • pp: 2005–2009

Beam propagation properties of radial laser arrays

Baida Lü and Hong Ma  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 17, Issue 11, pp. 2005-2009 (2000)

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A detailed study of phase-locked and non-phase-locked radial laser arrays is presented. The closed-form propagation expressions for the beamlets and the resulting beam are given, which enable us to study beam propagation properties of radial laser arrays for both phase-locked and non-phase-locked cases. Numerical calculation examples are given to illustrate the application of our analytical results and the differences between phase-locked and non-phase-locked radial arrays.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

Original Manuscript: December 20, 1999
Revised Manuscript: June 15, 2000
Manuscript Accepted: June 15, 2000
Published: November 1, 2000

Baida Lü and Hong Ma, "Beam propagation properties of radial laser arrays," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 17, 2005-2009 (2000)

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