N 93-27328 Using Harmonic Oscillators to Determine the Spot Size of Hermite-Gaussian Laser Beams

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This paper illustrates the similarity of the functional forms of quantum mechanical harmonic oscillators and the modes of Hermite-Gaussian laser beams. This functional similarity provides a direct correlation to investigate the spot size of large-order mode Hermite-Gaussian laser beams. The classical limits of a corresponding two-dimensional harmonic… (More)

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