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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 36, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 1997
  • pp: 9111–9112

Beam Expander, Pinhole, and Crosshair Alignment to Laser Beams

Paul R. Spyak  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 34, pp. 9111-9112 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.36.009111


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Abstract

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.

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Paul R. Spyak, "Beam Expander, Pinhole, and Crosshair Alignment to Laser Beams," Appl. Opt. 36, 9111-9112 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-36-34-9111


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References

  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.

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