Off-axis mirror based optical system design for circularization, collimation, and expansion of elliptical laser beams

Serkan M., Kirkici H., Cetinkaya H.

APPLIED OPTICS, vol.46, no.22, pp.5489-5499, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 22
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1364/ao.46.005489
  • Title of Journal : APPLIED OPTICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.5489-5499


In this paper, we present two optical system design methods for beam circularization, collimation, and expansion of semiconductor laser output beam for possible application in LIDAR systems. Two different optical mirror systems are investigated: an off-axis hyperbolic/parabolic mirror system and an off-axis parabolic mirror system. Equations specific to these mirror systems are derived and computer package programs such as ZEMAX and MATLAB are used to simulate the optical designs. The beam reshaping results are presented. (c) 2007 Optical Society of America.