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  • Vol. 31, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 1992
  • pp: 4907–4909

Single-pulse laser beam quality measurements using a CCD camera system

J. A. Ruff and A. E. Siegman  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 24, pp. 4907-4909 (1992)

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We have assembled a CCD camera-based system that is capable of measuring laser beam quality on a single-shot pulsed basis. The system has been tested by using a He–Ne laser beam with added spatial distortion.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 1, 1991
Published: August 20, 1992

J. A. Ruff and A. E. Siegman, "Single-pulse laser beam quality measurements using a CCD camera system," Appl. Opt. 31, 4907-4909 (1992)

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