IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. - Defining the effective radius of curvature for a nonideal optical beam

Author(s): A.E. Siegman
Sponsor(s): IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 May 1991
Volume: 27
Page Count: 3
Page(s): 1,146 - 1,148
ISSN (Paper): 0018-9197
ISSN (Online): 1558-1713
DOI: 10.1109/3.83370
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A simple expression is given for evaluating the effective or average radius of curvature R(z) of an arbitrarily wrinkled, distorted, or nondiffraction-limited optical beam. This real-beam... View More

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