Laser pointing stability measured by an oblique-incidence optical transmittance difference technique

J. Gray, P. Thomas, X. D. Zhu

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Abstract

We describe an oblique incidence optical transmittance difference technique for determining the pointing stability of a laser. In this technique, we follow the angular drift a monochromatic laser beam by measuring the relative changes in transmittance through a parallel fused quartz window for s- and p- polarized components of the beam in response to the drift. This method is shown in the present experiment to have the sensitivity to detect angular changes in the range of 1.7 μradians. To demonstrate the technique we measured the angular drifts of two commercially available lasers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
EditorsD.B. Chrisey, M. Dinescu, I.W. Boyd, A.V. Rode
Pages39-43
Number of pages5
Volume780
StatePublished - 2003
EventMATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM - PROCEEDINGS: Advanced Optical Processing of Materials - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 22 2003Apr 23 2003

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OtherMATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM - PROCEEDINGS: Advanced Optical Processing of Materials
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period4/22/034/23/03

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Gray, J., Thomas, P., & Zhu, X. D. (2003). Laser pointing stability measured by an oblique-incidence optical transmittance difference technique. In D. B. Chrisey, M. Dinescu, I. W. Boyd, & A. V. Rode (Eds.), Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings (Vol. 780, pp. 39-43)

Laser pointing stability measured by an oblique-incidence optical transmittance difference technique. / Gray, J.; Thomas, P.; Zhu, X. D.

Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings. ed. / D.B. Chrisey; M. Dinescu; I.W. Boyd; A.V. Rode. Vol. 780 2003. p. 39-43.

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Gray, J, Thomas, P & Zhu, XD 2003, Laser pointing stability measured by an oblique-incidence optical transmittance difference technique. in DB Chrisey, M Dinescu, IW Boyd & AV Rode (eds), Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings. vol. 780, pp. 39-43, MATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM - PROCEEDINGS: Advanced Optical Processing of Materials, San Francisco, CA, United States, 4/22/03.
Gray J, Thomas P, Zhu XD. Laser pointing stability measured by an oblique-incidence optical transmittance difference technique. In Chrisey DB, Dinescu M, Boyd IW, Rode AV, editors, Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings. Vol. 780. 2003. p. 39-43
Gray, J. ; Thomas, P. ; Zhu, X. D. / Laser pointing stability measured by an oblique-incidence optical transmittance difference technique. Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings. editor / D.B. Chrisey ; M. Dinescu ; I.W. Boyd ; A.V. Rode. Vol. 780 2003. pp. 39-43
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