Focusing properties of an aberrated laser beam


A computation procedure using self-similar propagation modes is used to analyze the effect that nonlinear whole beam phase distortions have on the focusing properties of the beam produced by a high power solid state fusion laser. A comparison between the predicted and measured patterns for a prototype fusion laser is given. 
DOI: 10.1364/AO.15.001458

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@article{Hunt1975FocusingPO, title={Focusing properties of an aberrated laser beam}, author={John Francis Hunt and Robert G Nelson}, journal={IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics}, year={1975}, volume={11}, pages={851-852} }