Diffraction characteristics of a Laguerre-Gaussian beam through a Maksutov-Cassegrain optical system.

Abstract

Maksutov-Cassegrain (MC) systems are widely used in long-range free-space optical (FSO) communication. In this study, analytical expressions for the diffraction field of a Laguerre-Gaussian (LG) beam passing through an MC system have been derived. The numerical results reveal that, in the long-range FSO system, the replacement of a Gaussian beam by the LG… (More)
DOI: 10.1364/AO.57.002570