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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 32 — Nov. 10, 2009
  • pp: 6202–6206

Beam quality degradation of a higher order transverse mode beam due to spherical aberration of a lens

Jogy George, Renuka Seihgal, S. M. Oak, and S. C. Mehendale  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 32, pp. 6202-6206 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.48.006202


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Abstract

An analysis of the increase in the beam-propagation factor, M 2 , of a higher order transverse mode beam caused by quartic phase aberration after transmission through a spherically aberrated lens is reported. The analysis shows that for a given beam size, the increase in the M 2 parameter is less for a higher order transverse mode beam as compared to that for a diffraction limited beam. Experimental results using a multimode laser diode beam show good agreement with the theoretical results.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3295) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam characterization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 10, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 12, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 21, 2009
Published: November 3, 2009

Citation
Jogy George, Renuka Seihgal, S. M. Oak, and S. C. Mehendale, "Beam quality degradation of a higher order transverse mode beam due to spherical aberration of a lens," Appl. Opt. 48, 6202-6206 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-48-32-6202

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