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Direct integration diffraction-based analysis and synthesis algorithms for laser optical systems
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Paper Abstract

An algorithm for diffraction-based modeling of optical systems for laser devices has been developed. The direct integration is used for the Rayleigh-Sommerfeld formula throughout the system, so optical elements with non-plane surfaces may be adequately treated. The integration is based on the modified Cotes quadrature formula and ensures both high accuracy and speed. A method for the diffraction-based search for an initial scheme for optimization is also proposed. Thus the whole synthesis procedure for a laser optical system may be performed on the basis of diffraction theory.

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Date Published: 27 August 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4876, Opto-Ireland 2002: Optics and Photonics Technologies and Applications, (27 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.463906
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Konstantin Karapetyan, Bauman Moscow State Technical Univ. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4876:
Opto-Ireland 2002: Optics and Photonics Technologies and Applications
Vincent Toal; Norman Douglas McMillan; Gerard M. O'Connor; Eon O'Mongain; Austin F. Duke; John F. Donegan; James A. McLaughlin; Brian D. MacCraith; Werner J. Blau, Editor(s)

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