A comparative study between experimental and theoretical values for spherical aberration in a transversally-pumped high-power lasers is presented. An improved theory was used, which leads to a very good match with the experimental values.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(080.1010) Geometric optics : Aberrations (global)
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects
A. Montmerle Bonnefois, "Theoretical and Experimental Values of Thermal Effects, Especially Spherical Aberration, in Transversally-Pumped High-Power Lasers," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper WB6.