This paper presents a technique of aberrational synthesis of laser optical systems with small wave aberrations for maintaining similarity of the fields when multimode laser beams are being transformed. The minimization of the wave aberrations of laser optical systems is based on the detected connection of its design parameters with the expansion coefficients of the wave aberration. Examples are given of the automatic synthesis of laser optical systems to illustrate the effectiveness and high response rate of the proposed algorithm.
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Original Manuscript: January 25, 2011
Published: September 30, 2011
P. A. Nosov, V. Yu. Pavlov, I. I. Pakhomov, and A. F. Shirankov, "Aberrational synthesis of optical systems intended for the conversion of laser beams," J. Opt. Technol. 78, 586-593 (2011)