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Measuring laser beam quality by use of phase retrieval and Fraunhofer diffraction
Author(s): Wenbo Shi; Zengbao Zhang; Xin He; Qin Liu; Zhiguo Zhang; Yanhua Ma; Yuqi Jin
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate the use of phase retrieval and Fraunhofer diffraction as a method for the measurement of laser beam quality. This technique involves using two CCD cameras to record a pair of conjugated light intensity images in defocus plane and one near field measurement instrument to record the light intensity image in near field. The wavefront is then retrieved using an optimization jointly constrained by them. Thereafter, combining with the known light intensity image in near field, light intensity image in focus plane can be figured out. After that, laser beam quality will be obtained by comparing with ideal light intensity distribution in focus plane. As light intensity images in defocus plane can be measured with higher resolution and lower CCD dynamic range than that in focus plane, this method is expected to give a precise laser beam quality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 February 2015
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 9255, XX International Symposium on High-Power Laser Systems and Applications 2014, 92552Q (3 February 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2065372
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Wenbo Shi, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (China)
Zengbao Zhang, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (China)
Xin He, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (China)
Qin Liu, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (China)
Zhiguo Zhang, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (China)
Yanhua Ma, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (China)
Yuqi Jin, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9255:
XX International Symposium on High-Power Laser Systems and Applications 2014
Chun Tang; Shu Chen; Xiaolin Tang, Editor(s)

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