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Beam Propagation Through A Refracting Surface
Author(s): Stephen K. Eckhardt; George Lawrence; James J. Burke
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Paper Abstract

A method for numerically propagating a beam in the vicinity of an index discontinuity has been developed. Current methods of numerical beam propagation handle propagation up to the interface and beyond it, but not in the region where part of the beam is in one medium and the rest in the other. The new method allows an accurate modelling of the aberrations introduced by optics, e.g. steeply curved lens surfaces, where aberrations are introduced over a finite distance. The basic idea behind the method is to separately propagate the light which is in each of the refracting media.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 1989
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1045, Modeling and Simulation of Laser Systems, (31 May 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951316
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen K. Eckhardt, University of Arizona (United States)
George Lawrence, University of Arizona (United States)
James J. Burke, University of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1045:
Modeling and Simulation of Laser Systems
Donald L. Bullock, Editor(s)

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