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Optical Engineering

Useful Beam Quality Design Curves for Unstable Resonators
Author(s): M. M. Weiner
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Paper Abstract

The radiation at the output aperture of an unstable resonator generally consists of a circular or rectangular annular beam with a predictable intensity and phase distribution. This paper presents useful design curves, as a function of the intensity and phase distribution at the output aperture, of the normalized far-field on-axis intensity and the fraction of the total power within a prescribed spot size in the far-field focal plane.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1974
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 13(2) doi: 10.1117/12.7971678
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 13, Issue 2
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M. M. Weiner, Avco Everett Research Laboratory, Inc. (United States)


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