Refractive optical systems for irradiance redistribution of collimated radiation: Their design and analysis

Academic Article


  • A set of differential equations is derived which specifies the shape of two aspherical surfaces of a lens system that will convert an incident plane wave with an arbitrary energy profile into collimated radiation with a uniform energy distribution. As an example, a lens system is designed that converts a laser beam with a Gaussian energy profile into an expanded beam with a uniform energy distribution. Off-axis rays are then traced through the lenses in order to analyze the performance of the lens system. © 1980, Optical Society of America.
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    Published In

  • Applied Optics  Journal
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Author List

  • Rhodes PW; Shealy DL
  • Start Page

  • 3545
  • End Page

  • 3553
  • Volume

  • 19
  • Issue

  • 20