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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 37, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 1998
  • pp: 4862–4866

Standardization of the definition and measurement of the line length and fan angle of laser line generators

Haiyin Sun  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 21, pp. 4862-4866 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.004862


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Abstract

Three different commonly used methods of measuring the length and fan angle of a light line or a light fan produced by a laser line generator were analyzed, tested, and compared. One measurement method is proposed as the standard method, and the resultant 1/e2 intensity fan angle is proposed as the standard parameter to describe the line generator.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping

History
Original Manuscript: September 25, 1997
Revised Manuscript: March 16, 1998
Published: July 20, 1998

Citation
Haiyin Sun, "Standardization of the definition and measurement of the line length and fan angle of laser line generators," Appl. Opt. 37, 4862-4866 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-21-4862

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