Richard A. Carreras

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A general far-field wave propagation scaling law is developed. The formulation is simple but predicts diffraction peak irradiance accurately in the far field, regardless of the near-field beam type or geometry, including laser arrays. We also introduce the concept of the equivalent uniform circular beam that generates a far-field peak irradiance and(More)
In 2001, the Directed Energy Directorate demonstrated the feasibility of an optical quality polymer membrane mirror. This technology has created new set challenges in the area of structures, controls, wavefront correctors, and wavefront sensors. When comparing a membrane mirror to a conventional glass, the optical figure and dynamic stability of a(More)
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