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Pseudo-symmetric beams: generation, propagation properties, and measurements
Author(s): George Nemes; Julio Serna; Bernd Eppich; Chunyu Gao; Horst Weber
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Paper Abstract

We define the pseudo-symmetrical (PS), or the non-rotating general astigmatic beams, and investigate them theoretically and experimentally. We show that to any type of symmetrical beam, such as stigmatic, aligned simple astigmatic, or rotated simple astigmatic, corresponds a type of PS beam, which we call pseudo-stigmatic, pseudo-aligned simple astigmatic, and pseudo-rotated simple astigmatic, respectively. The PS beams behave identical to the symmetrical ones as long as only rotationally symmetric optical systems are involved, and as long as the second- order moments method is used to characterize these beams. We show how to characterize the PS beams using this method, how to generate them, we study their propagation properties, and show how to identify and measure them in comparison to the measurement of the symmetrical beams.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 1999
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 3749, 18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics, (19 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.355032
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George Nemes, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Julio Serna, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
Bernd Eppich, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Chunyu Gao, Technische Univ. Berlin (United States)
Horst Weber, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3749:
18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics
Alexander J. Glass; Joseph W. Goodman; Milton Chang; Arthur H. Guenther; Toshimitsu Asakura, Editor(s)

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