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Definition And Use Of The Principal Planes For Gaussian Beams
Author(s): Eusebio Bernabeu; Javier Alda
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Paper Abstract

The definition of the Gaussian Principal planes is presented based upon the conventional criterion of conjugate planes with lateral magnification equal to 1. These Principal planes split and move depending on the gaussian width of the incoming beam and the focal length of the system. The object-image relation using the frontal distances referred to the Gaussian Principal planes becomes, in the classical approximation, to the usual formula of the lens. Graphical techniques are used to find the Gaussian Principal planes in a simple way. The use of these planes allows us to analyze resonators and to design optical systems in which the beam is in variant.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 March 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1024, Beam Diagnostics and Beam Handling Systems, (28 March 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950188
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Eusebio Bernabeu, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
Javier Alda, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1024:
Beam Diagnostics and Beam Handling Systems
Alberto Sona, Editor(s)

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