Abstract

This paper presents a modeling approach of a laser varifocal system for longitudinal Gaussian beam waist shifting. The developed approach is based on laser optics theory, which is considered to be classical optics generalized for coherent radiation. A basic optical system, consisting of two components, was developed using this theory. Components have fixed focal lengths and specific movements. An automated modeling algorithm was proposed, and an example was provided in text. Various systems shown in this paper form a Gaussian beam with required waist parameters and provide its longitudinal shifts, which exceed the length of the near-zone of a focused Gaussian beam. Such systems can be used in laser technologies, including micro- and nano-sized objects manipulation.

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