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Quasi-geometrical model of partially coherent beam propagation in real axially symmetric optical systems
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Paper Abstract

It is proposed to estimate lens quality for multi mode beam transformation by factor Q as a ratio of output to input beam parameter M2. The quasi geometrical method of M2 calculation is presented, and several examples are discussed. It is shown that for high M2 beams, the requirements on lens quality are considerably lower than for diffraction limited systems.

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Date Published: 15 April 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1780, Lens and Optical Systems Design, (15 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.142849
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Jan Karol Jabczynski, Military Academy of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1780:
Lens and Optical Systems Design

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