Optimal apodizations for finite apertures

P. S. Carney, G. Gbur

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A method is presented for determining the aperture apodization functions needed to optimize any given product of powers of the even-order moments of the beam intensity in the near and far zones. The results are a generalization of previous work [Pure Appl. Opt. 7, 1221 (1998)] that dealt only with the far-zone moments. These methods are applied to the problem of optimizing the so-called beam propagation factor, MP2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1638-1640
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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