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Restoration of two-dimensional intensity distribution of pulse laser beam by acoustic method
Author(s): Vladimir Alexeevich Myakinin; Yu. V. Golembeovskii; M. S. Gorbunov
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Paper Abstract

Under illumination of a solid absorbing target by short laser pulse the acoustic waves are excited both inside the target and in the surrounding air. When the surface of the target is plane the shape of acoustic signal in the air depends on the intensity distribution in the illuminating laser beam. In this report the results of restoration of two-dimensional intensity distribution of pulse laser beam by method of acoustic tomography are presented. As the target a plane metal plate was used. Measurements of acoustic signals were carried out by nine microphones placed around the illuminating beam not far from the target. Two-dimensional intensity distribution of laser beam obtained by acoustic methods are in good agreement with data obtained by usual photometric method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1970, Systems-Oriented Optical Design, (10 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.155830
Show Author Affiliations
Vladimir Alexeevich Myakinin, Institute of Atmospheric Physics (Russia)
Yu. V. Golembeovskii, Institute of Atmospheric Physics (Russia)
M. S. Gorbunov, Institute of Atmospheric Physics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1970:
Systems-Oriented Optical Design
Thomas U. Kampe; Joseph H. Oberheuser, Editor(s)

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