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 40m Log Not logged in Message ID: 2916     Entry time: Wed May 12 03:42:38 2010     In reply to: 2912     Reply to this: 2933
 Author: Koji Type: Update Category: Green Locking Subject: Green Laser Beam Profile

Strange. I thought the new result became twice of the first result. i.e. w0=32um or so.

Can you explain why the waist raidus is estimated to be three times of the last one?
Can you explain why the measured radius @~70mm is not 0.8mm, which you told us last time,
but is 0.6mm?

The measurements have been done at the outside of the Rayleigh range.
This means that the waist size is derived from the divergence angle

theta = lambda / (pi w0)

At the beginning you used diameter instead of radius. This means you used twice larger theta to determine w0.
So if that mistake is corrected, the result for w0 should be just twice of the previous wrong fit.

 Quote: I recalculated the fits using the radius of the beam instead of the diameter of the beam at 13.5% full-width with the following results: For the vertical beam profile: reduced chi^2 = 3.25 x0 = (-86 ± 1)mm w0 = (46.01 ± 0.38)µm For the horizontal beam profile: reduced chi^2 = 2.05 x0 = (-81 ± 1)mm w0 = (45.50 ± 0.28)µm

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