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Software for free-space beam propagation
Author(s): Thomas J. Bruegge; Matthew P. Rimmer; James D. Targove
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Paper Abstract

Software has been developed to propagate uniform or non- uniform beams through an optical system using diffraction techniques. The optical system can be divided into regions where geometrical ray tracing is appropriate and regions where diffraction propagation is necessary. This combines the accuracy of diffraction propagation with the speed of geometrical ray tracing to obtain accurate diffraction analyses at any surface in the system in the fastest manner. This software has been incorporated into the CODE VTM optical design program.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3780, Optical Design and Analysis Software, (27 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363769
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas J. Bruegge, Optical Research Associates (United States)
Matthew P. Rimmer, Optical Research Associates (United States)
James D. Targove, Optical Research Associates (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3780:
Optical Design and Analysis Software
Richard C. Juergens, Editor(s)

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