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Advanced Solid-State Photonics
Santa Fe, New Mexico United States
February 1, 2004
ISBN: 1-55752-764-4
Poster Session 1 (MB)

Beam quality improvement in thermally birefringent Nd:YAG laser amplifiers by use of radially polarized beams

Inon Moshe, S. Jackel, and A. Meir

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/ASSP.2004.MB8


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Abstract

Good beam quality preservation was achieved in high-power rod based Nd:YAG amplifier-chains by use of radially polarized light. A 150W@M2=3 oscillator probe-beam was amplified by three amplifier stages to 620W with M2<5.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects

Citation
I. Moshe, S. Jackel, and A. Meir, "Beam quality improvement in thermally birefringent Nd:YAG laser amplifiers by use of radially polarized beams," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper MB8.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ASSP-2004-MB8


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