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Propagation of aberrated Gaussian beams
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Paper Abstract

Methods of analysis of aberrated laser beam propagation were reviewed. Thermally induced wavefront aberrations occurring in end pumped lasers calculated in framework of ray equation were the subject of analysis. Influence of such aberrations on M2 parameter, Strehl ratio and kurtosis of beams with Gaussian intensity distribution were determined. The propagation of such aberrated beams in Fresnel diffraction approximation was described, and examples of caustics of such beams were calculated and discussed.

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Date Published: 1 January 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3320, Tenth Polish-Czech-Slovak Optical Conference: Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, (1 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.301358
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Jan Karol Jabczynski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3320:
Tenth Polish-Czech-Slovak Optical Conference: Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics
Jerzy Nowak; Marek Zajac, Editor(s)

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