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Advanced matrix optics and its incidence in laser optics
Author(s): Shaomin Wang; Eusebio Bernabeu; Javier Alda
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Paper Abstract

Propagation, transformation and self-consistent solution of laser beams could be treated by advanced matrix methods clearly, e.g.: misaligned laser systems are analyzed by augmented 4x4 matrix, phase conjugate mirrors are described by matrices with variable elements, nonsymmetrical laser systems are treated by tensor ABCD law, optical arrays are performed as pseudo-conjugators, a new Fresnel number for Gaussian beams is defined and finally, hard aperture is written in terms of matrix and so, all the transformation of laser beams has to be reconsidered.

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Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1397, 8th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25911
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Shaomin Wang, Hangzhou Univ. (China)
Eusebio Bernabeu, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
Javier Alda, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1397:
8th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers

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