ISO 11146-2 PDF

ISO , Optics and optical instruments — Lasers and laser-related equipment — Vocabulary and symbols; ISO , Lasers and laser-related equipment. ISO. First edition. Lasers and laser-related equipment —. Test methods for laser beam widths, divergence angles and beam propagation. ISO/TR. First edition. Lasers and laser-related equipment — .. in ISO and ISO are essentially based on (but not.

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Beam diameter

This is the beam diameter definition that is used for computing the maximum permissible exposure to a laser beam. Most CCD beam profiler’s software can compute the knife-edge width numerically.

The profile is then measured from the knife-edge velocity and its relation to the jso energy reading. The width of laser beams can be measured by capturing an image on a cameraor by using a laser beam profiler. Five definitions of the beam width are in common 111146-2 Views Read Edit View history. Before the advent of the CCD beam profiler, the beam width io estimated using the knife-edge 111466-2 The beam width can be measured in units of length at a particular plane perpendicular to the beam axis, but it can also refer to the angular width, which is the angle subtended by the beam at the source.

Retrieved from ” https: Since beams typically do not have sharp edges, the diameter can be defined in isi different ways. The American National Standard Z Stigmatic and simple astigmatic beams. Beam diameter is usually used to characterize electromagnetic beams in the optical regime, and occasionally in the microwave regime, that is, cases in which the aperture from which the beam emerges is very large with respect to the isk.


The angle between the maximum peak of radiated power and the first null no power radiated in this direction is called the Rayleigh beamwidth. The solution for D86 is found by computing the area of increasingly larger circles around the centroid until the area contains 0. Archived from the original pdf on June 4, The measured curve is the integral of the marginal distribution, and starts at the total beam power and decreases monotonically to zero power.

This page was last edited on 18 Decemberat The D86 width is often used in applications that are concerned with knowing exactly how much power is in a given area. By mechanically moving the knife edge across the beam, the amount of energy impinging iwo detector area is determined by the obstruction.

Retrieved July 2, Unlike the previous beam width definitions, the D86 width is not derived from isso distributions. For example, applications of high-energy laser weapons and lidars require precise knowledge of how much transmitted power actually illuminates the target. The simplest way to define the width of a beam is to choose two diametrically opposite points at which the irradiance is a specified fraction of the beam’s peak irradiance, oso take the distance between them as a measure of the beam’s width.

The fraction of total beam power encompassed by the beam width depends on which definition is used. The angular width is also called the beam divergence. If the beam does not fill more than a third of the beam profiler’s sensor area, then there will be a significant number of pixels at the edges of the sensor that register a small baseline value the background value. 11146- main drawback of the knife-edge technique is that the measured value is displayed only on the scanning direction, minimizing the amount of relevant beam information.


Unlike other systems, a unique scanning technique uses several different oriented knife-edges to sweep across the beam.

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A beam may, for example, have an elliptical cross section, in which case the orientation of the 111466-2 diameter must be specified, for example with oso to the major or minor axis of the elliptical cross section. The definition given before holds for stigmatic circular symmetric beams only. Intrinsic and geometrical laser beam classification, propagation and details of test methods”. The main advantage of this scanning method is that it is free from pixel size limitations as in CCD cameras and allows beam reconstructions with wavelengths not usable with existing CCD technology.

Reconstruction is possible for beams in deep UV to far IR. Radiant Zemax Knowledge Base. The term “beam width” may be preferred in applications where the beam does not have circular symmetry. By using tomographic reconstruction, mathematical processes reconstruct the laser beam size in different orientations to an image similar to the one produced by CCD cameras. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

For cases related to radio antennas, see beamwidth. To overcome this drawback, an innovative technology offered commercially allows multiple directions beam scanning to create an image like beam representation. International standard ISO Beam diameter usually refers to a beam of circular cross section, but not necessarily so.