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Complex ABCD matrices: an analytical tool for analyzing light propagation involving stochastic processes
Author(s): Steen Gruner Hanson; Harold T. Yura
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Paper Abstract

A formulation of light beam propagation through any complex optical system that can be described by an ABCD ray-transfer matrix will be given. Within the framework of complex ABCD-optical systems, the optical set-up itself is approximated, primarily by replacing all apertures with soft apertures having a Gaussian intensity transmission function, whereby a new matrix -- now complex -- can be added to the well-known suite of real-valued matrices, cf. Eq. 1.

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Date Published: 19 November 2003
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 4829, 19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life, (19 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.527034
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Steen Gruner Hanson, Risoe National Lab. (Denmark)
Harold T. Yura, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4829:
19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life
Giancarlo C. Righini; Anna Consortini, Editor(s)

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