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Simple beam-propagation measurements on ion lasers
Author(s): Steven C. Guggenheimer; David L. Wright
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Paper Abstract

Several methods of measuring multi-mode beam propagation characteristics are discussed. The aim is to use the minimum number of measurements and the simplest equipment possible. In theory all the beam properties can be determined from three beam diameter measurements. But care must be taken where the diameter measurements are made to avoid large errors due to small diffraction effects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1414, Laser Beam Diagnostics, (1 May 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43660
Show Author Affiliations
Steven C. Guggenheimer, Spectra-Physics, Inc. (United States)
David L. Wright, Consultant (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1414:
Laser Beam Diagnostics
Robert N. Hindy; Youssef Kohanzadeh, Editor(s)

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