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Characterizing the aberrations of a laser beam according to the second-moment method
Author(s): C. Martinez; Pierre-Andre Belanger
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Paper Abstract

An aberration factor, that is a general characteristic of the wavefront of the beam, is defined in order to quantify the aberrations of a beam, using the second moment method. This parameter can be easily calculated and measured from intensity measurements. Some examples are given and it is compared with the aberration variance, and related to the Strehl ratio.

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Date Published: 20 November 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2870, Third International Workshop on Laser Beam and Optics Characterization, (20 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.259946
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C. Martinez, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
Pierre-Andre Belanger, Centre d'Optique, Photonique et Laser/Univ. Laval (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2870:
Third International Workshop on Laser Beam and Optics Characterization
Michel Morin; Adolf Giesen, Editor(s)

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