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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 17, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1978
  • pp: 3496–3499

Intensity distribution properties of a Gaussian laser beam focus

E. D. Hirleman and W. H. Stevenson  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 17, Issue 21, pp. 3496-3499 (1978)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.17.003496


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Abstract

A generalized method for determining the properties of a Gaussian laser beam focus including waist radius, position, and intensity distribution is presented. Of significance to in situ laser diagnostic methods is a unique analysis of illuminated area as a function of intensity in a plane of the laser beam. The results apply for nontruncating diffraction-limited optical systems and are important in determination of the optical sampling volume of laser instruments for particulate and gaseous species analysis.

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History
Original Manuscript: November 14, 1977
Published: November 1, 1978

Citation
E. D. Hirleman and W. H. Stevenson, "Intensity distribution properties of a Gaussian laser beam focus," Appl. Opt. 17, 3496-3499 (1978)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-17-21-3496


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