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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1983
  • pp: 3406–3410

Measurement of a Gaussian laser beam diameter through the direct inversion of knife-edge data

John M. Khosrofian and Bruce A. Garetz  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 21, pp. 3406-3410 (1983)

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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

Original Manuscript: July 1, 1983
Published: November 1, 1983

John M. Khosrofian and Bruce A. Garetz, "Measurement of a Gaussian laser beam diameter through the direct inversion of knife-edge data," Appl. Opt. 22, 3406-3410 (1983)

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