BEAM CHARACTERIZATION: Camera-based sensors characterize laser beams

Because scientific applications of lasers often push the laser to its operational limits, continuous or periodic measurement of the beam profile is necessary to ensure that the laser is still operating as expected.

May 1st, 2008
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Because scientific applications of lasers often push the laser to its operational limits, continuous or periodic measurement of the beam profile is necessary to ensure that the laser is still operating as expected.

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Computer software takes the string of pixel data from a camera sensor to create displays and quantitative data needed to analyze the laser beam. CARLOS ROUNDY, GREG SLOBODZIAN, AND LARRY GREEN OF OPHIR-SPRICION
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