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Euclidean Light: High-School Geometry to Solve Problems In Gaussian Beam Optics

Michael Spurr and Malcolm Dunn

Optics and Photonics News, Vol. 13, Issue 8, pp. 40-44 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPN.13.8.000040


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Abstract

It is possible to describe the propagation of a gaussian beam using diagrams based only on Euclidean geometry. All that is needed to solve problems is a ruler and a pair of compasses.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

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(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics

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Michael Spurr and Malcolm Dunn, "Euclidean Light: High-School Geometry to Solve Problems In Gaussian Beam Optics," Optics & Photonics News 13(8), 40-44 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/opn/abstract.cfm?URI=opn-13-8-40


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