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Modeling of rear cone misalignment in the annular resonator
Author(s): Chun-Ching Shih
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Paper Abstract

A new rear cone decentration model has been implemented in the cylindrical resonator optical quality (CROQ) code, which simulates the performance of the ALPHA annular resonator. The new model avoids the traditional way of using equivalent phase tilts to simulate the decentration effect of optical elements in an optical train. Instead, it uses the approach of local field shift. As a result, the new model requires fewer Fourier components to represent the azimuthal variation of fields and thus largely extends the range of rear cone decentration that can be modeled by the CROQ code. The required memory space and CPU time for each decentration case are also significantly reduced.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2117, Modeling and Simulation of Laser Systems III, (1 April 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.171670
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Chun-Ching Shih, TRW Space & Electronics Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2117:
Modeling and Simulation of Laser Systems III
Alvin D. Schnurr, Editor(s)

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