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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 5 — Feb. 10, 2007
  • pp: 774–784

Comparison of phase-aberrated laser beam quality criteria

Eugeny Perevezentsev, Anatoly Poteomkin, and Efim Khazanov  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 5, pp. 774-784 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.000774


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Abstract

With any form of phase distortions there is the need to qualitatively characterize beam quality. Three different qualitative criteria are most commonly used for this purpose, each of them describing the beam with one ratio: the overlapping integral, the Strehl ratio, and the M 2 parameter. We have analyzed the interrelation of the above- mentioned criteria in the three most common types of beam quality degradation: thermal lens, electronic self-focusing, and spherical aberration. Approximate analytical expressions for all three criteria and three types of beam distortion are derived for Gaussian and super-Gaussian intensity profiles. The efficiency of characterizing those beams by various criteria is discussed.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects
(220.1000) Optical design and fabrication : Aberration compensation

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 28, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 17, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 2, 2006
Published: January 25, 2007

Citation
Eugeny Perevezentsev, Anatoly Poteomkin, and Efim Khazanov, "Comparison of phase-aberrated laser beam quality criteria," Appl. Opt. 46, 774-784 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-5-774


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