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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1983
  • pp: 1296–1297

Measuring focused Gaussian beam spot sizes: a practical method

Y. C. Kiang and R. W. Lang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 9, pp. 1296-1297 (1983)

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The rapidly growing use of the laser in experimental work has created a need for accurately recording the laser power density for comparison and duplication purposes. This paper presents a straightforward procedure for measuring the focused Gaussian beam diameter.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 8, 1982
Published: May 1, 1983

Y. C. Kiang and R. W. Lang, "Measuring focused Gaussian beam spot sizes: a practical method," Appl. Opt. 22, 1296-1297 (1983)

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