Introduction to Gaussian Beams in Optical Engineering
Learn about the function, transformation, and application of the Gaussian beam in optical systems from this free course.
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This free online course on Gaussian beams in optical systems begins with an introduction to the importance and functions of the Gaussian beam. You will learn about the usefulness of beams as it relates to light. You will also learn about the mathematical derivation of the Gaussian beam by Kogelnik as well as the various properties of the Gaussian beam.
This course will also introduce you to why the Gaussian beam does not have a constant divergence, as well as the reason for the changes between the straight line and the outer edge of the beam. This course will teach you how to measure a distance from the current surface to the next surface through the optics software for layout and optimization (OSLO).
Finally, this course will introduce you to to the various ways the Gaussian beam can be transformed with particular reference to the transformation that occurs due to lenses and mirrors. This course will equip you with the requisite knowledge for the application of Gaussian beams in optical systems. Start this course now and improve your knowledge of Gaussian beams in optical engineering.Start Course Now
Introduction to Gaussian Beams
Introduction to Gaussian Beams - Learning Outcomes
Gaussian Beams: Introduction
Properties of Gaussian Beams
Coordinates in OSLO
Introduction to Gaussian Beams - Lesson Summary
Transformation and Application of Gaussian Beams
Transformation and Application of Gaussian Beams - Learning Outcomes
Transformation of a Gaussian Beam
Lens and Mirror Transformation of a Gaussian Beam
Application of a Gaussian Beam
Transformation and Application of Gaussian Beams - Lesson Summary
On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
- Discuss the concept of the Gaussian beams and their usefulness in optical systems.
- Explain the mathematical derivation of the Gaussian beam as propounded by Kogelnik.
- Discuss the intensity of the Gaussian beam and the angular momentum of the beam.
- Explain how to move or displace an object away from the optical axis in optical systems.
- Identify the different types of coordinates available in OSLO and their functions.
- Explain the concept of Gaussian beams and their importance in optical systems.
- Identify the various properties of the Gaussian beams.
- Discuss the transformation of the Gaussian lens due to lens and mirrors.
- Explain how the Gaussian beam is affected by the lens.
- Analyze the different ways to apply the Gaussian beam in an optical system.
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