Abstract

The optical beam emitted by a high power laser has been studied. The beam cross section at various locations is considered, from optical and photometrical points of view. Output wavefront shaping is deduced as well as some ideas about focusing devices.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Le montage du laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Le montage du faisceau.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Courbes d’isodensité (a) à 1.80 m, (b) à 3 m, et (c) à 12 m.

Fig. 4 (a)
Fig. 4 (a)

La courbe en traits pleins est la section par un plan vertical de la caustique. La courbe en pointillés est la section de celte même caustique par un plan horizontal.

Fig. 4 (b)
Fig. 4 (b)

Caustiques: la ligne solide est le plan vertical [voir la Fig. 4(a)]; la ligne pointillé est le plan horizontal.

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