Randall Hinton

Senior Solution Engineer, Edmund Optics

Randall Hinton is a senior solution engineer at Edmund Optics (Barrington, NJ).

FIGURE 1. A real laser beam will have a divergence angle (θR) greater than that of an ideal Gaussian beam (θG); the beam’s wavefront is planar in the near field near the beam waist and curved in the far field.
Lasers & Sources

Laser Beam Quality: Beam propagation and quality factors: A primer

July 1, 2019
Approaches for determining laser beam quality differ for different applications; this summary of best practices covers them all.