Beam profiles: Top hat vs. gaussian

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beam profileThe short video illustrates the differences between gaussian beam profiles and top-hat beam profiles showing the typical energy distribution. The useful energy and the diameter or a top-hat profile are shown to be well defined, whereas a gaussian profile leaves lots of room for marketing interpretations of the beam specifications. When discussing gaussian beam parameters it is important to be precise with regard to terminology.


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