Keywords

Optics

Abstract

A high-power gas dynamic-laser example system is described, and its optical elements are represented in the ABCD-matrix formalism of Gaussian optics. Propagation of Gaussian beams, image formation, focusing, and steering by transverse refractive-index gradients are modeled with the ABCD matrix technique. The effects of small translations and rotations of optical elements are represented as matrices and vectors in the ABCD-matrix formalism, and are analyzed as component misalignments with single and multiple beam reflections. Example calculations show that alignment beams making multiple round trips inside an unstable resonator can easily provide satisfactory resonator alignment and designation of the aim point of an output optical train.

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Graduation Date

1975

Advisor

Phillips, Ronald L.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

vi, 91 pages

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0012936

Subjects

Optics

Collection (Linked data)

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Included in

Engineering Commons

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