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dc.contributor.author Mafusire, C
dc.contributor.author Forbes, A
dc.contributor.author Michaelis, MM
dc.contributor.author Snedden, Glen C
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-04T09:44:11Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-04T09:44:11Z
dc.date.issued 2008-06
dc.identifier.citation Mafusire, C, Forbes, A, Michaelis, MM and Snedden, GC. 2008. Optical aberrations in a spinning pipe gas lens. Optical Express, Vol. 16(13), pp 9850-9856 en
dc.identifier.issn 1094-4087
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/2294
dc.description Copyright: 2008 SPIE, International Society for Optical Engineering. en
dc.description.abstract If a heated pipe is rotated about its axis, a density gradient is formed which results in the pipe acting as a graded index lens. In this study the authors revisit the concept of a spinning pipe gas lens and for the first time analyse both the wave propagation of optical fields through the lens, and determine the optical aberrations introduced by the lens to the laser beam. The authors show that such lenses are highly aberrated, thus having a deleterious effect on the laser beam quality en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Optical Society of America en
dc.source.uri http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?uri=oe-16-13-9850 en
dc.subject Optical aberrations en
dc.subject Spinning pipe gas lens en
dc.title Optical aberrations in a spinning pipe gas lens en
dc.type Article en


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