Far-field images produced using different random phase plates on a pulsed laser beam focused with various f/numbers were recorded by a charge-coupled device (CCD) camera and then analyzed. Envelope spot sizes agree with diffraction theory while mean sizes of the pattern structures have been found to be larger than the diffraction limit. The probability density distribution of intensity in the focal plane is not the expected exponential. A central symmetry of the pattern has also been seen after suitably aperturing the beam, Some consequences for the use of powerful RPP-treated laser beams in laser-plasma interactions are discussed.
|Autori:||Ceccotti T; Bastiani S; Giulietti A; Biancalana V; Chessa P; Giulietti D; Danson C|
|Titolo:||A study of random phased laser spots|
|Anno del prodotto:||1995|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|