Some nomographs for Gaussian beams.

  • E Stijns
  • Published 1979 in Applied optics


This paper describes the construction of nomographs for the following calculations: (1) peak irradiance of a Gaussian beam as a function of the total power and the beam radius; (2) power through a circular aperture; (3) transformation of a Gaussian beam by a lens. The same nomographs can be used for other problems too, such as the determination of the radius of a Gaussian beam.

DOI: 10.1364/AO.18.002827

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@article{Stijns1979SomeNF, title={Some nomographs for Gaussian beams.}, author={E Stijns}, journal={Applied optics}, year={1979}, volume={18 16}, pages={2827-9} }