Accession Number:

ADA094439

Title:

Design and Analysis of Afocal, Two-Mirror Systems for Arbitrary Intensity Transformations.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL DIRECTED ENERGY DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

1980-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

96.0

Abstract:

Generalized surface equations are developed for reflaxicon and waxicon systems, which allow arbitrary control of the intensity profile of the exit beam. These equations assume axial symmetry of the intensity transformation function. Both the reflaxicon and waxicon systems are analyzed numerically to determine the sensitivity of the aberrations to system misalignment and system design parameters. Design recommendations are made for minimizing the sensitivity of the systems to misalignment. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Theoretical Mathematics
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE