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Beam profiling at focus: the search for the Holy Grail
Author(s): Lawrence I. Green
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Paper Abstract

Electronic laser beam profiling is now a widely accepted method to measure the mode quality and spatial profile of a laser beam. For the most part, profiling has been limited to the unfocused or 'raw' beam, because the energy density or irradiance in the vicinity of focus is high enough to destroy almost any measurement device. Recent developments in measuring technology now enable users to make beam profiling measurements at and near the focus of many lasers. We discuss two new designs and show examples of how they function.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6452, Laser Resonators and Beam Control IX, 64520A (14 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.705767
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Lawrence I. Green, Spiricon, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6452:
Laser Resonators and Beam Control IX
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton; Vladimir S. Ilchenko, Editor(s)

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