Abstract

An inversion algorithm, involving a linear least-squares method, is developed to analyze the intensity data obtained by application of the traveling knife-edge method. Through use of simulated intensity data, diameters can be measured to an accuracy of 0.05%. The method also yields good results when it is applied to He–Ne laser beam data.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
Related Articles
Evaluation of the optical characteristics of the Schwarzschild x-ray objective

Yoshinori Iketaki, Motohiro Atsumi, Haruo Kamijou, Masaaki Shibuya, Yoshiaki Horikawa, Shouichirou Mochimaru, and Koumei Nagai
Opt. Lett. 19(22) 1804-1806 (1994)

Automated Foucault test for focus sensing

David G. Kocher
Appl. Opt. 22(12) 1887-1892 (1983)

Abel inversion of knife-edge data from radially symmetric pulsed laser beams

Robert M. O’Connell and Roger A. Vogel
Appl. Opt. 26(13) 2528-2532 (1987)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (24)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription