The goal of the ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) project is to build a laser centre with the worlds highest power output
pulsed laser in the locality of Dolní Břežany near Prague. Presented paper offers first glance to the insight into
continuous and pulsed beam interaction with various optical systems which causes beam's spatial and temporal
transformation. Complexity of this problem is illustrated in need of geometrical and physical optics knowledge,
numerical simulations, material engineering and many others. This paper is focused on the field trace simulations in
various software environments for both simple and more complex optical systems.© (2012) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Ladislav Stanke ; Jaromír Křepelka ; Miroslav Palatka ; Petr Schovánek and Miroslav Hrabovský
"Application of optical elements for temporal and spatial transformation of ultra-short and ultra-intense light pulses", Proc. SPIE 8697, 18th Czech-Polish-Slovak Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, 869702 (December 18, 2012); doi:10.1117/12.2006163; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2006163