Abstract

We have assembled a CCD camera-based system that is capable of measuring laser beam quality on a single-shot pulsed basis. The system has been tested by using a He–Ne laser beam with added spatial distortion.

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  1. See, for example, J. A. Arnaud, W. M. Hubbard, G. D. Mandeville, B. de la Claviere, E. A. Franke, J. M. Franke, “Technique for fast measurement of Gaussian laser beam parameters,” Appl. Opt. 10, 2775–2776 (1971); C. B. Hogge, R. R. Butts, M. Burlakoff, “Characteristics of phase-aberrated nondiffraction-limited laser beams,” Appl. Opt. 13, 1065–1070 (1974); A. E. Siegman, “Effects of small-scale phase perturbations on laser oscillator beam quality,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-13, 334–337 (1977).
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  2. See, for example, J. M. Fleischer, J. M. Darchuk, J. M. Darchuk, “Standardizing the measurement of spatial characteristics of optical beams,” in Laser Beam Radiometry, A. A. Sanders, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.888, 60–64 (1988); A. E. Siegman, “New developments in laser resonators,” in Optical Resonators, D. A. Holmes, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.1224, 2–14 (1990).
  3. T. F. Johnston, M. W. Sasnett, “Modeling multimode cw laser beams with the beam quality meter,” in Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting Conference Digest (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1990), paper OSM2.4, pp. 173–174.
    [CrossRef]
  4. See, for example, S. Inoué, Video Microscopy (Plenum, New York, 1986, pp. 93–100); Optics Guide 5 (Melles-Griot, Irvine, Calif., 1990), Chap 16, p. 16-2.
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1969 (1)

Arnaud, J. A.

Darchuk, J. M.

See, for example, J. M. Fleischer, J. M. Darchuk, J. M. Darchuk, “Standardizing the measurement of spatial characteristics of optical beams,” in Laser Beam Radiometry, A. A. Sanders, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.888, 60–64 (1988); A. E. Siegman, “New developments in laser resonators,” in Optical Resonators, D. A. Holmes, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.1224, 2–14 (1990).

See, for example, J. M. Fleischer, J. M. Darchuk, J. M. Darchuk, “Standardizing the measurement of spatial characteristics of optical beams,” in Laser Beam Radiometry, A. A. Sanders, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.888, 60–64 (1988); A. E. Siegman, “New developments in laser resonators,” in Optical Resonators, D. A. Holmes, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.1224, 2–14 (1990).

de la Claviere, B.

Fleischer, J. M.

See, for example, J. M. Fleischer, J. M. Darchuk, J. M. Darchuk, “Standardizing the measurement of spatial characteristics of optical beams,” in Laser Beam Radiometry, A. A. Sanders, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.888, 60–64 (1988); A. E. Siegman, “New developments in laser resonators,” in Optical Resonators, D. A. Holmes, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.1224, 2–14 (1990).

Franke, E. A.

Franke, J. M.

Hubbard, W. M.

Inoué, S.

See, for example, S. Inoué, Video Microscopy (Plenum, New York, 1986, pp. 93–100); Optics Guide 5 (Melles-Griot, Irvine, Calif., 1990), Chap 16, p. 16-2.

Johnston, T. F.

T. F. Johnston, M. W. Sasnett, “Modeling multimode cw laser beams with the beam quality meter,” in Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting Conference Digest (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1990), paper OSM2.4, pp. 173–174.
[CrossRef]

Kogelnik, H.

Mandeville, G. D.

Sasnett, M. W.

T. F. Johnston, M. W. Sasnett, “Modeling multimode cw laser beams with the beam quality meter,” in Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting Conference Digest (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1990), paper OSM2.4, pp. 173–174.
[CrossRef]

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See, for example, J. M. Fleischer, J. M. Darchuk, J. M. Darchuk, “Standardizing the measurement of spatial characteristics of optical beams,” in Laser Beam Radiometry, A. A. Sanders, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.888, 60–64 (1988); A. E. Siegman, “New developments in laser resonators,” in Optical Resonators, D. A. Holmes, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.1224, 2–14 (1990).

T. F. Johnston, M. W. Sasnett, “Modeling multimode cw laser beams with the beam quality meter,” in Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting Conference Digest (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1990), paper OSM2.4, pp. 173–174.
[CrossRef]

See, for example, S. Inoué, Video Microscopy (Plenum, New York, 1986, pp. 93–100); Optics Guide 5 (Melles-Griot, Irvine, Calif., 1990), Chap 16, p. 16-2.

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Laboratory setup for measuring the beam quality of pulsed lasers.

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Transverse beam profiles of a single laser pulse.

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M 2 = 4 π σ 0 σ z z λ .
camera A ( waist ) σ 0 x = 75 pixels ( 25.1 μ m ) σ 0 y = 21 pixels ( 7.04 μ m ) camera B σ b x = 23 pixels ( 308 μ m ) σ c y = 67 pixels ( 898 μ m ) camera C σ c x = 32 pixels ( 429 μ m ) σ b y = 97 pixels ( 1300 μ m ) .
camera A ( waist ) and camera B M x 2 = 1.24 M y 2 = 1.01 camera A ( waist ) and camera C M x 2 = 1.24 M y 2 = 1.05.

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