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Wave-optics analysis of fast-beam focusing
Author(s): Chun-Ching Shih
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Paper Abstract

A wave-optics model has been used to describe fast focusing phenomena by a thin or thick lens. In particular, lenses with a hyperboloidal surface profile have the best focusing property for a collimated beam and have been studied using vector field analysis. It was found that the relative focal intensity decreases substantially comparing to a thin lens when the f-number becomes small.

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Date Published: 1 May 1991
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1415, Modeling and Simulation of Laser Systems II, (1 May 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43685
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Chun-Ching Shih, TRW Space and Technology Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1415:
Modeling and Simulation of Laser Systems II
Alvin D. Schnurr, Editor(s)

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