Laser Beam Analysis, Propagation, and Spatial Shaping Techniques

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Abstract

The propagation and focusing properties of real laser beams are greatly influenced by beam shape, phase distortions, degree of coherence, and aperture truncation effects. The ability to understand, predict, and correct these real-world effects is essential in optical engineering. This short course develops the analytical tools for measuring and quantifying the important characteristics of a real laser beam, allowing the optical engineer to calculate the performance of the beam in a given optical system. In addition, the intensity, phase, and polarization of laser beams can often be engineered to enhance system performance. The course explores a wide variety of engineering approaches to beam optimization using intuitive design methods coupled with a rigorous mathematical treatment of fundamental limits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665418768
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2021
Event2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2021 - Munich, Germany
Duration: Jun 21 2021Jun 25 2021

Publication series

Name2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2021

Conference

Conference2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2021
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityMunich
Period6/21/216/25/21

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