The optical beam emitted by a high power laser has been studied. The beam cross section at various locations is considered, from optical and photometrical points of view. Output wavefront shaping is deduced as well as some ideas about focusing devices.
© 1966 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 26, 1965
Published: May 1, 1966
J. de Metz, A. Terneaud, and P. Veyrie, "Etude optique du faisceau émis par un laser de grande intensité," Appl. Opt. 5, 819-822 (1966)