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Defining, measuring, and optimizing laser beam quality

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Anthony E. Siegman

Stanford Univ. (USA)

Proc. SPIE 1868, Laser Resonators and Coherent Optics: Modeling, Technology, and Applications, 2 (February 5, 1993); doi:10.1117/12.150601
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  • Laser Resonators and Coherent Optics: Modeling, Technology, and Applications
  • Anup Bhowmik
  • Los Angeles, CA | January 17, 1993

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This paper will review a very general and useful formalism that has recently been developed for defining the transverse beam quality as well as other propagation parameters of arbitrary real laser beams. We also describe a convenient new instrument for measuring the propagation parameters of high-power laser beams, and summarize some results of beam quality measurements on various types of laser devices.

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Anthony E. Siegman
"Defining, measuring, and optimizing laser beam quality", Proc. SPIE 1868, Laser Resonators and Coherent Optics: Modeling, Technology, and Applications, 2 (February 5, 1993); doi:10.1117/12.150601; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.150601


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