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Measurement Techniques

, Volume 49, Issue 10, pp 1015–1020 | Cite as

Measurement of the quality of laser beams by methods of fourier optics

  • F. V. Bulygin
  • A. A. Kovalev
  • K. D. Maramzin
Optophysical Measurements

Abstract

A new method of determining the magnitude of M2, the coefficient of exceedance of the diffraction limit of the divergence of a laser beam, based on the principles of Fourier optics is proposed. By means of the new method, it is possible to substantially simplify the design of the measuring transducer and expand the types of devices that may be used to measure the parameters of laser beams. An experimental comparison of the proposed method with the method regulated by ISO Standard 11146 is conducted.

Key words

laser beam quality of laser beam constriction Fourier optics 

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    ISO 11146-99, Lasers and Associated Instruments. Methods for Performing Tests to Determine the Parameters of a Laser Beam. Beam Width, Angle of Divergence, Coefficient of Propagation of Beam [Russian translation].Google Scholar
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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. V. Bulygin
    • 1
  • A. A. Kovalev
    • 1
  • K. D. Maramzin
    • 1
  1. 1.All-Russia Research Institute of Optophysical MeasurementsRussia

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