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High Power Laser Focusing Optics
Author(s): D. J. Nicholas; J. E. Boon
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Paper Abstract

We have been involved for a number of years with the design and production of a range of aspheric lenses, both singlets and doublets, for use as focusing elements for high power lasers. The paper gives a brief resume of the design and manufacture of such lenses but concentrates on the final testing and performance. A critical discussion is given on the effect of surface imperfections on the quasi-far field performance of the lens and compares this with an assessment of the lens based on its focal properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0645, Optical Manufacturing, Testing and Aspheric Optics, (3 November 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.964491
Show Author Affiliations
D. J. Nicholas, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (England)
J. E. Boon, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (England)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0645:
Optical Manufacturing, Testing and Aspheric Optics
Gregory M. Sanger, Editor(s)

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