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Quality factor analysis for aberrated laser beam
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Paper Abstract

The quality factor of laser beams has attracted considerable attention and some different approaches have been reported to treat the problem. In this paper we analyze quality factor of laser beam and compare the effect of different aberrations on beam quality by expanding pure phase term of wavefront in terms of Zernike polynomials. Also we analyze experimentally the change of beam quality for different Astigmatism aberrations, and compare theoretical results with experimentally results. The experimental and theoretical results are in good agreement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 December 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6157, Workshop on Laser Applications in Europe, 61570Z (9 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.659544
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B. Ghafary, Iran Univ. of Science and Technology (Iran)
M. Alavynejad, Iran Univ. of Science and Technology (Iran)
F. D. Kashani, Iran Univ. of Science and Technology (Iran)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6157:
Workshop on Laser Applications in Europe
Wolfgang Gries; Thomas P. Pearsall, Editor(s)

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