This paper reviews various techniques for measuring the diameter of Gaussian beams and, in particular, those of ~1-μm diam. A description of measurement techniques for nonideal conditions is also included. A novel ruling used for beam-size measurement is discussed.
© 1984 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 18, 1983
Published: February 15, 1984
Donald K. Cohen, Blake Little, and Frank S. Luecke, "Techniques for measuring 1-μm diam Gaussian beams," Appl. Opt. 23, 637-640 (1984)