OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics


  • Vol. 36, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 1997
  • pp: 9111–9111

Beam Expander, Pinhole, and Crosshair Alignment to Laser Beams

Paul R. Spyak  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 34, pp. 9111-9111 (1997)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (787 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



Simple methods are presented for aligning beam expanders, pinholes, and crosshairs to laser beams. The reliability of these methods illustrates that often these procedures can be greatly simplified by observing the laser beam downstream from the element being aligned.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

Paul R. Spyak, "Beam Expander, Pinhole, and Crosshair Alignment to Laser Beams," Appl. Opt. 36, 9111-9111 (1997)

Sort:  Author  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. M.V.R.K. Murty, Optical Shop Testing, D. Malacara ed. (John Wiley & Sons, New York, N.Y., 1978), Chap. 4.
  2. P. Hariharan, Optical Interferometry, (Academic Press, San Diego, Calif., 1985), pp. 134–137.

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Figure 1 Figure 2

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited