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Beam analysis round robin
Author(s): Richard D. Jones; T. R. Scott
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Paper Abstract

We present the results of a round robin in which six U.S. manufacturers of beam analysis instruments participated. Following a procedure recommended by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), participants used a camera, pinhole, slit, or knife-edge to determine several parameters characterizing the beam of a common laser source. Their results and ours are displayed graphically and analyzed statistically. Agreement on beam width measurements is in a range around five percent relative standard deviation while significantly less agreement exists for other quantities calculated within the ISO procedure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 April 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1834, Laser Energy Distribution Profiles: Measurement and Applications, (22 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.144207
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Richard D. Jones, NIST (United States)
T. R. Scott, NIST (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1834:
Laser Energy Distribution Profiles: Measurement and Applications
James M. Darchuk, Editor(s)

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