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Ghost focus modeling in laser systems
Author(s): William H. Swantner
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Paper Abstract

Identification of single reflection and multiple reflection ghosts in high energy laser systems is essential for the safeguard of components, equipment, and personnel. Most ray trace programs require the user to model each path of reflections as an independent optical system. We will describe some of our work on cw and pulsed laser systems with OPTICAD, a program which permits simultaneous display of all ghost paths. We will describe some of its features, such as limiting the search for ghost paths to those which have less than a user specified fraction of the input power.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1992
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1625, Design, Modeling, and Control of Laser Beam Optics, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.58947
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William H. Swantner, BSC Optics (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1625:
Design, Modeling, and Control of Laser Beam Optics
Youssef Kohanzadeh; George N. Lawrence; John G. McCoy; Hugo Weichel, Editor(s)

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