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Determining wave-optics mesh parameters for complex optical systems
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Paper Abstract

In prior work we introduced a method of choosing mesh parameters for a single wave-optics propagation between two effective apertures. Unfortunately, most systems that require wave-optics modeling, like modeling laser resonators with gain media, propagations through the atmosphere, and imaging systems with internal limiting apertures, have multiple apertures and phase screens that induce diffraction. We begin here by augmenting the single propagation theory to include diffraction from both apertures and phase aberrations. We then introduce a technique for analyzing complex systems of simple optics to determine the appropriate wave-optics mesh parameters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6675, Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions III, 66750H (14 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.734887
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Justin D. Mansell, MZA Associates Corp. (United States)
Robert Praus, MZA Associates Corp. (United States)
Steve Coy, MZA Associates Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6675:
Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions III
Mark A. Kahan, Editor(s)

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