The use of an aperiodic ruling for the measurement of Gaussian laser beam diameters has been analyzed. We show that aperiodic rulings can provide spot-size measurements over a much broader range than available with Ronchi, triangular, or sinusoidal rulings used previously.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 26, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: April 6, 1989
Published: July 1, 1989
J. S. Uppal, P. K. Gupta, and R. G. Harrison, "Aperiodic ruling for the measurement of Gaussian laser beam diameters," Opt. Lett. 14, 683-685 (1989)