A SIMPLE METHOD FOR TESTING LASER-BEAM COLLIMATION

Citation
Ds. Mehta et Hc. Kandpal, A SIMPLE METHOD FOR TESTING LASER-BEAM COLLIMATION, Optics and Laser Technology, 29(8), 1997, pp. 469-473
Citations number
13
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Journal title
ISSN journal
0030-3992
Volume
29
Issue
8
Year of publication
1997
Pages
469 - 473
Database
ISI
SICI code
0030-3992(1997)29:8<469:ASMFTL>2.0.ZU;2-K
Abstract
A simple and improved method is proposed for testing laser beam collim ation by a new type of grating, comprising concentric equilateral tria ngles and the mirror images of these triangles, Although this type of grating possesses one-dimensional periodicity in a particular directio n and inherent defects in periodicity, the moire fringe pattern formed by placing an exact replica of such a grating at its self-imaging pla ne shows that the self-imaging phenomenon takes care of the defects in the periodic objects. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reser ved.