y? Diagram, a powerful optical design method for laser systems.


We present a new method for synthesizing and analyzing laser systems based on the use of the y? diagram. The diagram is commonly used to represent two rays, the marginal and the chief rays, as they propagate through an optical system. Since a Gaussian beam can be represented by two rays, it is possible to use the y? diagram to represent these rays. This… (More)
DOI: 10.1364/AO.31.002692


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