Laser Beam Profiling: Cost-Effective Solutions

Akhil Kallepalli, David B. James

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his book provides an overview of lasers, silicon sensors, and practical solutions to beam profiling which has never been presented in a single text.

Understanding laser beam characteristics before and after interaction with an object provides intrinsic insights into the nature of the object. This knowledge is invaluable, say, in domains such as biophotonics where scattering nature of tissue can be quantified by understanding the aberrations introduced into a highly focused beam.

The authors cover topics such as lasers and their characteristics, silicon sensors technologies such as CCDs and CMOS and provides a step-by-step guide to 3D profiling a laser beam. The book is supported by openly accessible MATLAB code and videos showing procedures.

Intended as a laboratory handbook to undergraduate and graduate students using lasers and to serve as a refresher course for experienced researchers.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherIOP Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages63
ISBN (Electronic)9780750338356
ISBN (Print)9780750338332
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2022


  • laser beams
  • imaging systems
  • laser power


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